Ancient Dog Tombs: Greek/Roman Epitaphs, Funerals, & Quotes About Dead Pets

Dogs have played an important role in human history. (Fine Art Photographic Library/CORBIS via Getty Images)

Dogs are man's best friend, but that isn't just a modern sentiment. The bond between humans and dogs goes back thousands of years. Archaeologists have unearthed numerous ancient dog tombs bearing grief-stricken epitaphs for the beloved dogs who crossed that rainbow bridge into the happy hunting grounds. Get the tissues ready!