Abila - Tomb Q-3

Tomb Q-3 was excavated and studied by the French Archaeological mission working at Abila. The tomb contained at several Roman funerary busts (carved from local limestone) when photographed in 1982. The busts was situated at the mouth of more than one loculus. The tomb also had busts as wall paintings.



Digitized color slide taken in 1982 of tomb Q-3.


I photographed some of the Roman wall paintings at Abila - Tomb Q-3 during 1982. There was not sufficient time to relocated this tomb during my fieldwork in 2014. Barbet (1994) named it Tombeau des Bustes and dated it to the second century AD.

Roman wall painting at tomb Q-3 (Abila) taken in 1982.


Roman wall painting at tomb Q-3 (Abila) taken in 1982.


Roman wall painting at tomb Q-3 (Abila) taken in 1982.

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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Updated 24 April 2017