Abila - Tomb H-3

Entrance facade of tomb H-3 (Stelae tomb) during 1986. The interior of the tomb consists of 6 loculi around a sump. It is possible that this is one of the tombs investigated in 1959 by a salvage excavation carried out by the Jordanian Department of Antiquities. Pottery sherds in the fill included 1 Hellenistic, Late Roman, 94 Byzantine and 3 Byzantine/Umayyad. Skeletal remains of 3 individuals were identified including an infant, 3 to 5 year old child, and an adult. This tomb was not included in the French study by Barbet (1994).

Photograph of the weathered and degraded entrance facade to tomb H-3 taken during the North Jordan Survey, June 2014.


Closeup photograph of the weathered and degraded entrance facade to tomb H-3 taken during the North Jordan Survey, June 2014.

Barbet, Alix
1994 Les peintures des nécropoles romaines d'Abila et du nord de la Jordanie. P. Geuthner, Paris.

Fuller, Michael J.
1987 Abila of the Decapolis : a Roman-Byzantine city in Transjordan. Washington University in St. Louis, Department of Anthopology dissertation.
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