Definition of Sarcophagi. Meaning of Sarcophagi. Synonyms of Sarcophagi

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Definition of Sarcophagi

Sarcophagi
Sarcophagus Sar*coph"a*gus, n.; pl. L. Sarcophagi, E. Sarcophaguses. [L., fr. Gr. sarkofa`gos, properly, eating flesh; sa`rx, sa`rkos, flesh + fagei^n to eat. Cf. Sarcasm.] 1. A species of limestone used among the Greeks for making coffins, which was so called because it consumed within a few weeks the flesh of bodies deposited in it. It is otherwise called lapis Assius, or Assian stone, and is said to have been found at Assos, a city of Lycia. --Holland. 2. A coffin or chest-shaped tomb of the kind of stone described above; hence, any stone coffin. 3. A stone shaped like a sarcophagus and placed by a grave as a memorial.

Meaning of Sarcophagi from wikipedia

- A sarcophagus (plural sarcophagi or sarcophaguses) is a box-like funeral receptacle for a corpse, most commonly carved in stone, and usually displa****...
- practices of ancient Rome and Roman funerary art, marble and limestone sarcophagi elaborately carved in relief were characteristic of elite inhumation burials...
- The Sarcophagi of Carajía (Spanish: Sarcó****os de Carajía, or Karajía) are unusually large pre-Inca Chachapoyas culture sarcophagi in Carajía, Peru. The...
- Klazomenian Sarcophagi (also Clazomenian Sarcophagi or Klazomenai Sarcophagi) are a type of ancient Gr**** sarcophagus named after the Ionian Gr**** city...
- the Vatican Museums and known as the Sarcophagi of Helena and Constantina. Nine others imperial porphyry sarcophagi were long held in the Church of the...
- The Sarcophagi of Helena and Constantina are two fourth century porphyry sarcophagi in Rome. The Sarcophagus of Helena is the red porphyry coffin in which...
- as "The Lesser Vaults" – be designed with side chambers to contain the sarcophagi for the mummified remains of the bulls. But for one, all chambers were...
- cats, some dating back more than 6,000 years, while one of four other sarcophagi was unsealed. With the remains of cat mummies were unearthed gilded and...
- cremation, another inhumation. The vessels used for these practices include sarcophagi, ash chests, urns, and altars. In addition to these, mausoleums, stelae...
- Early Christian sarcophagi are those Ancient Roman sarcophagi carrying inscriptions or carving relating them to early Christianity. They were produced...
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