Abila Tomb H-60 Architecture
The salvage excavation of Tomb H-60 was directed by Dr. Robert Smith during the 1996 field season; the fieldwork at Abila was under the responsibility of Dr. W. Harold Mare.


Plan of tomb H-60 redrawn from the plan published in the Journal of Roman Archaeology by Smith and Mare (1997).

Photograph of the interior of tomb H-60 during excavation. Image provided by Timothy Snow.

Roman wall painting in the interior of tomb H-60 during excavation. Image provided by Timothy Snow.

Roman wall painting in the interior of tomb H-60 during excavation. Image provided by Timothy Snow.

Raised relief sculpture of a sphinx in the interior of tomb H-60 during excavation. Image provided by Timothy Snow.

Raised relief sculpture of a lion in the interior of tomb H-60 during excavation. Image provided by Timothy Snow.

Contact print image of the entrance of tomb H-60 during excavation.
Smith, Robert W., and W. Harold Mare
1997 A Roman tomb at Abila of the Decapolis. Journal of Roman Archaeology 10:307-314.


Thank you to Dr. David Chapman (Convenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis) and Dr. David Villa (John Brown University) for permission to document to work with the artifacts and records from the Abila Project. Special thanks to Cheryl Eaton to helping locate the relevant artifacts and records. A nod of appreciation and gratitude to Dr. Robert Smith for his excellent records and careful excavation of the tomb H-60.
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