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Quick Guide 9-B: Evolution of Sarcophagus, Archaeological Museums of Istanbul

By Daniel Stein, 22/06/16
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Archaeological Museums of Istanbul host a very large collection of sarcophagi. The word derives from Assos stone in which dead bodies decayed faster. That's why it means flesh-eating stone. The Roman period sarcophagi were made of marble with bas-reliefs on the sides.

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