Religion Project

How the Romans view death.

In ancient Rome when a person died there were many different customs that they used to represent the death. If a poor person such as a slave died they were cremated. But if a rich person died they were buried outside of the city walls in a street called tomb street. A round coin called an obol was placed on the dead persons body. This was because the romans believed that there was an after life that you went to after you passed and the coin was used to pay the fare to get there. The reason why they are buried outside the city is because the romans strongly believed in ghosts and were worried that they would haunt inside the city if buried there. They also paid tribute to them by pouring wine into their urns each year.



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