The ancient romans knew several ways of giving the dead a house
The last resting-place of a deceased had everything to do with
The form of burial was depending from how much one could afford.
The simplest and cheapest form of burial was a grave directly
in the earth. In the case of cremation the ashes were put in urns
or amphorae. By inhumation a body was laid into a hole in the
ground without any protection or on a brick underground and sometimes
also covered by brick. For these tombs, vertically placed amphorae
were often used as an indication of the burial place and in the
same time for libation.
Sometimes a row of amphorae, without a neck and foot, was used
as the cover of a body, aspeccially for children.