Roman Tombstone

A tombstone for a “virgin,”  an unmarried woman supported financially by an early Christian community or individual. This woman was named Victora (probably Victoria); she died when she was 28. We have thousands of similar tombstones from ordinary Christians who lived in ancient Rome; they are an important source of information about Christian life, beliefs, and customs at the end of the Roman empire.

A tombstone for a “virgin,”  an unmarried woman supported financially by an early Christian community or individual. This woman was named Victora (probably Victoria); she died when she was 28. We have thousands of similar tombstones from ordinary Christians who lived in ancient Rome; they are an important source of information about Christian life, beliefs, and customs at the end of the Roman empire.

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