Abila of the Decapolis - Tomb H-40
The salvage excavation of Tomb H-40 was directed by Dr. Robert Smith during the 1994 field season; overall work at Abila in Jordan was under the responsibility of Dr. W. Harold Mare. Tomb H-40 was badly disturbed by tomb robbers. It contained a damaged Roman funerary bust of a man with toga decorated by an H shaped Clavus. The statue measures 33.8 cm high, 23.4 cm wide and 13.2 cm thick. It weighs 4.8 kilograms.
Thank you to Dr. David Chapman (Convenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis) and Dr. David Villa (John Brown University) for permission to work with the artifacts and records from the Abila Project. Special thanks to Cheryl Eaton to helping locate the relevant artifacts and records.
Webpage created 11 March 2017
Updated 26 April 2017