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  tomb of the diver
by sandysmith

The most important tomb discovered in the necropolis of the ancient Greek colony of Poseidonia was the so-called "Tom of the Diver" dated 470-60 and discovered in 1968.
Its an unusual example of early classical polychrome painted tomb. The underside of the lid shows a man diving off a platform into the sea and side walls show symposium with older and younger males reclining on couches, some scenes are homoerotic.

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  • Written Jun 22, 2003
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