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Tomb of Eurysaces Detail
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A view of the 9 mysterious circular openings on the tomb of Marcus Vergilius Eurysaces.  Eurysaces was a baker, and these openings have been interpreted as representing openings in baking ovens or vats in which grain/flour was stored.  Below them is a Latin Inscription naming Eurysaces and his wife and above them is a relief, that goes around the tomb, illustrating steps in the baking process!

Eurysaces was a freed slave who started a bakery and became very rich!