Discovered in 1968 in the ruins of the Greek city of Paestum, the Tomb of the Diver from c. 470 B.C. contains the only surviving example of comlete frescoes from a tomb, and the only example of frescoes portraying people.
Interestingly, the frescoes portray men drinking and lying on couches at a party – a symposium – and several appear to be couples, the men embracing and touching each other in a clearly homoerotic fashion. The cover of the tomb features a man diving into water – the image that gave the tomb its name.
Inside the tomb were the badly deteriorated skeleton of a young man, oil flasks for use in preparing for athletic games, and a drinking cup.