Una sepoltura privilegiata a mosaico nella Basilica di Uppenna (Tunisia)=A privileged burial in the Basilica of Uppenna (Tunisia) Articles uri icon



published in

publication date

  • February 2018

start page

  • 95

end page

  • 108


  • 36

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0213-0181

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1988-3080


  • The paper is about a privileged burial in the Basilica of Uppenna (Tunisia). This burial was probably fora Donatist bishop who participated to the Conference of Carthage (411). The peculiarity of this burial is that it consists in two overlapping tomb mosaics: the most ancient one dated to the second quarter of 5th century and the most recent one dated to the second half of 5th century. The treatment reserved for this burial is similar to that of two tombs reserved for bishops in the same basilica. All this, together with other elements, suggest that this burial was reserved for a bishop, or another elite person.


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  • paleocristiano; mosaico funerario; uppenna; episcopus; donatismo; early christian; tomb mosaic; uppenna; episcopus; donatism