Also known as Absalom's Pillar. It is traditionally ascribed to Absalom, the unruly son of King David.

Absalom's Tomb

Also known as Absalom's Pillar. It is traditionally ascribed to Absalom, the unruly son of King David.

The Tomb of Atreus also known as the Treasury of Atreus is a tomb located in Mycenae, Greece built between 1250 and 1300 B.C. The face of the tomb consists of columns and has a triangle above the doorway. The tomb has an interior that is formed of a semi-underground circular room with a beehive tomb, also known as the tholos.

Tomb of Atreus

The Tomb of Atreus also known as the Treasury of Atreus is a tomb located in Mycenae, Greece built between…

"Bas-relief from the Harpy tomb. In the British Museum." —D'Anvers, 1895

Bas-relief

"Bas-relief from the Harpy tomb. In the British Museum." —D'Anvers, 1895

Tomb of the Black Prince at Canterbury Cathedral.

Tomb of the Black Prince

Tomb of the Black Prince at Canterbury Cathedral.

The Egyptian tomb of Ramses III Includes a mural painting of the tomb, Thebes.

Egyptian Tomb of Ramses III chair

The Egyptian tomb of Ramses III Includes a mural painting of the tomb, Thebes.

"Showing the influence of ancient classical art upon the art of the Renaissance."—Myers, 1905

Tomb at Tours of the Children of Charles VIII

"Showing the influence of ancient classical art upon the art of the Renaissance."—Myers, 1905

Chaucer's Tomb at Westminster Abbey.

Chaucer's Tomb

Chaucer's Tomb at Westminster Abbey.

Leiden Christi is a drawing that was printed by German artist Albrecht Pfister in 1470. It depicts Jesus being resurrected from his tomb holding a cross. Below him are two soldiers sleeping.

Leiden Christi

Leiden Christi is a drawing that was printed by German artist Albrecht Pfister in 1470. It depicts Jesus…

The Renaissance circular panel is a bas-relief design found on a tomb in Venice, Italy.

Renaissance Circular Panel

The Renaissance circular panel is a bas-relief design found on a tomb in Venice, Italy.

A coffin or tomb of stone; a kind of stone chest, generally more or less ornamented for receiving a dead body. The oldest known sarcophagi are Egyptian, and have been found in certain pyramids.

Egyptian Sarcophagus

A coffin or tomb of stone; a kind of stone chest, generally more or less ornamented for receiving a…

Tomb of Columbus in Havana

Tomb of Columbus in Havana

Tomb of Columbus in Havana

The granite cross is found on a tomb. It is used as the finial (top) on the tomb.

Granite Cross

The granite cross is found on a tomb. It is used as the finial (top) on the tomb.

This 11th century tomb cross is found in a churchyard.

Tomb Cross

This 11th century tomb cross is found in a churchyard.

This tomb cross is found in Montpellier, France. It is used as a finial (top) on the tomb.

Tomb Cross

This tomb cross is found in Montpellier, France. It is used as a finial (top) on the tomb.

The wrought-iron tomb cross was designed during the 18th century. Found in Thiengen, Germany, the center of the cross has a metal plate that contains an inscription.

Wrought-Iron Tomb Cross

The wrought-iron tomb cross was designed during the 18th century. Found in Thiengen, Germany, the center…

The wrought-iron tomb cross was designed during the 18th century. Found in Thiengen, Germany, the center of the cross has a metal plate that contains an inscription.

Wrought-Iron Tomb Cross

The wrought-iron tomb cross was designed during the 18th century. Found in Thiengen, Germany, the center…

"The preceding cut represents the tombstone of a <em>cultrarius</em>, or the individual who slew the victim at the altar, and upon it two <em>cultri/i>, or sacrificial knives." &mdash; Anthon, 1891

Tombstone of a cultrarius

"The preceding cut represents the tombstone of a cultrarius, or the individual who slew the…

"The mausoleum is built of immense marble blocks, joined together without cement. Its total height, including the seven steps, is about 35 feet. A solitary pillar near the tomb still bears the inscription: 'I am Cyrus, the King, the Achaemenian.'"&mdash;Webster, 1913

Tomb of Cyrus the Great

"The mausoleum is built of immense marble blocks, joined together without cement. Its total height,…

"Cyrus caught sight of his brother Artaxerxes, whose person was revealed by the flight of his troops, when, maddened at once by rage and ambition, he shouted out, "I see the man!" and rushed at him with his handful of companions. Hurling his javelin at his brother, he wounded him in the breast, but was himself speedily overbourne by superior numbers and slain on the spot." &mdash; Smith, 1882

Tomb of Cyrus

"Cyrus caught sight of his brother Artaxerxes, whose person was revealed by the flight of his troops,…

"The Tomb of Darius, cut in the cliff at Nakshi Rustam, near Persepolis." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Darius

"The Tomb of Darius, cut in the cliff at Nakshi Rustam, near Persepolis." — The Encyclopedia Britannica,…

"Death, Sleep, and Hermes laying a Body in the Tomb" &mdash; Gayley, 1893

Death

"Death, Sleep, and Hermes laying a Body in the Tomb" — Gayley, 1893

The Italian Renaissance decorated shaft is designed on a tomb in St. Maria del Popolo in Rome, Italy. It is a design of foliage and festoons.

Italian Renaissance Decorated Shaft

The Italian Renaissance decorated shaft is designed on a tomb in St. Maria del Popolo in Rome, Italy.…

A portal tomb or grave.

A Dolmen

A portal tomb or grave.

Image taken from the tomb of the English king.

Edward III

Image taken from the tomb of the English king.

"The skeleton lay on the left side with knees drawn up and hands raised to the head. About it were various articles of food and vessels of pottery."&mdash;Webster, 1913

A Prehistoric Egyptian Tomb

"The skeleton lay on the left side with knees drawn up and hands raised to the head. About it were various…

The most interesting monuments of Etruscan architecture which have been preserved are the tombs. They are for the most part chambers hewn in the rock, and supported by square piers. The tombs were either subterranean, and had an entrance fa&ccedil;ade hewn out of the rock, or they assume the shape of tumuli, which had one or more conical elevations resting on a superstructure. Sometimes these tombs are quadrangular with a pyramidal superstructure

Etruscan Tomb at Castel d'Asso

The most interesting monuments of Etruscan architecture which have been preserved are the tombs. They…

"Part of the Rock-cut facade of the Tomb of Darius." &mdash;D'Anvers, 1895

Rock-cut facade

"Part of the Rock-cut facade of the Tomb of Darius." —D'Anvers, 1895

"As the mummy of the dead was placed in a barge to be taken across the Lake of the Dead-for it was the manner of the Egyptians to bear the bodies about to be entombed across the water to the place of the sepulture-the members of the household, especially the women, were wont to follow in another barge, and with uplifted hands and unbound hair to cry out for the lost."&mdash;Ridpath, 1885

Funeral Procession Crossing the Lake of the Dead

"As the mummy of the dead was placed in a barge to be taken across the Lake of the Dead-for it was the…

The tomb of General Ulysses S. Grant, the eighteenth President of the United States.

Tomb of General Ulysses S. Grant

The tomb of General Ulysses S. Grant, the eighteenth President of the United States.

"A relief on the tomb of a certain Hegeso. It represents a woman, seated, taking a jewel from a casket held by an attendant."&mdash;Webster, 1913

An Athenian Gravestone

"A relief on the tomb of a certain Hegeso. It represents a woman, seated, taking a jewel from a casket…

An ancient tomb constructed by the Greeks.

Grecian Tomb

An ancient tomb constructed by the Greeks.

The Pilaster Grotesque mask comes from a part of a capital pilaster of the tomb of Louis XII in St. Denis, France during the French Renaissance.

Pilaster Grotesque Mask

The Pilaster Grotesque mask comes from a part of a capital pilaster of the tomb of Louis XII in St.…

Also known as Castel Sant'Angelo. The temple of the Roman emperor Hadrian.

The Tomb of Hadrian

Also known as Castel Sant'Angelo. The temple of the Roman emperor Hadrian.

Henry II, from his tomb

Henry II

Henry II, from his tomb

"Greek Tomb" &mdash; Smith, 1873.

Hypogea

"Greek Tomb" — Smith, 1873.

The tomb of Andrew Jackson, in The Hermitage in Nashville, Tennessee.

Jackson's Tomb

The tomb of Andrew Jackson, in The Hermitage in Nashville, Tennessee.

The tomb of John Bunyan, one of the most famous religious writers of any age. (1628-1688)

John Bunyan

The tomb of John Bunyan, one of the most famous religious writers of any age. (1628-1688)

"A representation of an Egyptian king." &mdash; Goodrich, 1844

Egyptian king

"A representation of an Egyptian king." — Goodrich, 1844

The tomb of General Lafayette.

Lafayette's Tomb

The tomb of General Lafayette.

The illumination of a Koran link border is a scroll design of leaves connected like a chain. This design is found on the tomb of the Sultan El-Ghury in Egypt.

Illumination of a Koran Link Border

The illumination of a Koran link border is a scroll design of leaves connected like a chain. This design…

The Winged Lion is shown on the tomb of Loys de Bresze in the Rouen Cathedral during the 16th century.

Winged Lion

The Winged Lion is shown on the tomb of Loys de Bresze in the Rouen Cathedral during the 16th century.

Dead Love is a drawing that was created by M.J. Lawless in 1862. It is found in "The Good Fight" by English novelist Charles Reade. It depicts a woman crying over her dead lover that is in a tomb.

Dead Love

Dead Love is a drawing that was created by M.J. Lawless in 1862. It is found in "The Good Fight" by…

"Lycian Tomb of Telmessus." &mdash; The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Lycian Tomb

"Lycian Tomb of Telmessus." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

This Grotesque mask was designed during the Italian Renaissance, by Sansovino. It is found on the tomb of the cardinal Sforza in St. Maria del Popolo in Rome, Italy

Grotesque Mask

This Grotesque mask was designed during the Italian Renaissance, by Sansovino. It is found on the tomb…

"The third pyramid on the ridge of Gizeh was built by Menkera, a successor of Khafra and fourth or fifth king of Dynasty IV. This structure is but two hundred and thirty-three feet at the base, and the slant height two hundred and sixty-two feet. The Menkera pyramid stands on looser soil than its more ambitious sisters, and the substructure is consequently of greater relative proportions. Part of the exterior consists of polished slabs of granite. The sepulchral chamber within is double, one apartment being behind the other." &mdash;Ridpath, 1885

Sarcophagus of Menkera

"The third pyramid on the ridge of Gizeh was built by Menkera, a successor of Khafra and fourth or fifth…

The tomb of the fifth President of the United States, James Monroe. His grave is at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia.

Tomb of Monroe

The tomb of the fifth President of the United States, James Monroe. His grave is at Hollywood Cemetery…

An image depicting the coffin used for mummies in ancient Egypt.

Mummy and Cover of Coffin

An image depicting the coffin used for mummies in ancient Egypt.

An illustration of a mummy coffin. The mummy was typically wrapped in linen and placed many nesting coffins and then finally a sarcophagus.

Mummy Coffin

An illustration of a mummy coffin. The mummy was typically wrapped in linen and placed many nesting…

An illustration of the tomb of the sarcophagus of Napoleon Bonaparte located in the Church of the Hotel des Invalides.

Tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte

An illustration of the tomb of the sarcophagus of Napoleon Bonaparte located in the Church of the Hotel…

"In 1840 Napoleon's body was removed from St. Helena, taken with great pomp to Paris, and deposited in a sarcophagus of red Finland granite under the gilded dome of the H&ocirc;tel des Invalides. Twelve colossal statues, representing the chief victories of Napoleon, surround the tomb, and between the figures are battleflags captured at Austerlitz. Two of the emperor's brothers are buried in adjoining chapels."&mdash;Webster, 1920

The Tomb of Napoleon

"In 1840 Napoleon's body was removed from St. Helena, taken with great pomp to Paris, and deposited…

This Renaissance oblong Panel is a design found on a tomb in Stuttgart, Germany.

Renaissance Oblong Panel

This Renaissance oblong Panel is a design found on a tomb in Stuttgart, Germany.

This trophy plaque panel decoration was found on the tomb of Galeazzo Pandona in San Domenico maggiore, Naples, Italy during the Italian Renaissance.

Trophy Plaque Panel

This trophy plaque panel decoration was found on the tomb of Galeazzo Pandona in San Domenico maggiore,…

This pillow pattern is a German Renaissance design found in St. George's tomb in Tubingen, Germany.

Pillow Pattern

This pillow pattern is a German Renaissance design found in St. George's tomb in Tubingen, Germany.

"Queen Elizabeth's Tomb: In the North Aisle of Henry VII's Chapel, Westminster Abbey." &mdash; Chambers, 1881

Queen Elizabeth's Tomb

"Queen Elizabeth's Tomb: In the North Aisle of Henry VII's Chapel, Westminster Abbey." — Chambers,…

"Tomb of Queen Louise. By Rauch." &mdash;D'Anvers, 1895

Tomb of Queen Louise

"Tomb of Queen Louise. By Rauch." —D'Anvers, 1895

"The earliest Etruscan works of sculpture which have come down to us are the stone reliefs of tombstones, in which the figures are treated in the realistic manner characteristic of Assyrian art." &mdash;D'Anvers, 1895

Etruscan relief

"The earliest Etruscan works of sculpture which have come down to us are the stone reliefs of tombstones,…

"Reproduction of sculpture from a tomb in Thebes, showing preparation of leather cords by process similar to rope making." -Hill, 1921

Egyptian Rope Making

"Reproduction of sculpture from a tomb in Thebes, showing preparation of leather cords by process similar…

"Sarcophagus from the Street of Tombs at Assos in the Troad, excavated by the Archaeological Institute of America." -Whitney, 1911

Sarcophagus

"Sarcophagus from the Street of Tombs at Assos in the Troad, excavated by the Archaeological Institute…

"Sarcophagus, plural Sarcophagi, is a kind of stone used among the Greeks for making coffins, and so called because it was believed to have the property of consuming the flesh of dead bodies deposited in it within a few weeks. Hence a coffin or tomb of stone; a kind of stone chest used for containing a dead body. In modern times stone coffins are occasionally used for royal or distinguished persons."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Sarcophagus of Scipio

"Sarcophagus, plural Sarcophagi, is a kind of stone used among the Greeks for making coffins, and so…

Sarcophagus of Lucius Cornelius Scipio Barbatus, an elected Roman consul in 298 BC.

Sarcophagus of Scipio Barbatus

Sarcophagus of Lucius Cornelius Scipio Barbatus, an elected Roman consul in 298 BC.