I’m teaching an archaeology course at my college this semester and will be showing my students this photo I took last March while visiting the archaeological museum in Dion in northern Greece. The photo shows a grave stele (grave marker) for a child who died. The child’s grieving mother is depicted holding onto her child who, as he slips away, feeds a last piece of grain to his rooster. In remembering their child, his parents made sure to include his beloved pet: The bond between humans and animals has long existed and long been thought important enough to note and preserve.
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