Porphyry and coffins!

"Not only was porphyry used for palaces and decoration, on notable occasions it was used for coffins and sarcophagi. Nero was first to be buried in porphyry. Following him were: Constantine and his wife(?) Constantia, Holy Roman Emperors Frederick II, Henry IV and William I, and that of the Empress Constance."

Here is our old friend Nero!


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