Abila Tomb H-6 Architecture
The salvage excavation of Tomb H-6 was directed by Dr. Robert Smith during the 1996 field season; thei fieldwork at Abila was under the responsibility of Dr. W. Harold Mare. Tomb H-6 had been robbed, but still very significant because it contained a number of locally manufactured funerary statues, Roman pottery, Roman lamps and two Roman coins.


Drawing of the basalt door to Tomb H-6 at Abila, Jordan. Original drawing by Robert W. Smith.

Plan of tomb H-6 at Abila, Jordan. Original drawing by Robert W. Smith.

Shaded profile SW to NE through tomb H6 at Abila, Jordan. Original drawing by Robert W. Smith.

Shaded profile of the doorway and steps into the tomb H6 at Abila, Jordan. Original drawing by Robert W. Smith.

Contact print view looking east to the back wall of Tomb H6 at Abila, Jordan. This image was taken at the beginning of the excavation of the looted tomb. The scale is 1 meter.

Contact print image of an archaeologist (Ginger xxx) inside an excavated loculus in the east wall of Tomb H6 at Abila, Jordan.

Damaged epitapth on a partially sealed loculus in tomb H-6 at Abila, Jordan. A88 H6 Locus 6010. The height of the frame is 15 cm. The excavators were able to read "DIONYCIAS" as the last word on the top line. Original drawing by Robert W. Smith.
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-6.
Webpage created 5 March 2017