The five Roman works from Lugdunum - Musée et théâtres romains were discovered in the Lyon region and predate the 5th century AD. Made of an expensive and precious material, such as marble, or of a very accessible stone, such as limestone, they embody the desire to overcome death through commemoration. Stelae that were placed in sanctuaries or funeral sites, often had gigantic dimensions that are still evident in their fragments until today. Widowers paid their last respect to their deceased wives in moving epitaphs that are reminiscent of our present-day tombs; and a finely sculpted sarcophagus illustrates the extraordinary meticulousness with which death was being prepared for. Presented in the Fagor factories, the works of Lugdunum echo this location, once animated by hundreds of workers, then abandoned and reimagined today within the framework of the Contemporary Art Biennial.