Renaissance Tomb in Petra

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Carole Raddato
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published on 18 April 2024
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The so-called Renaissance Tomb, located in the Wadi Farasa in Petra (Jordan), has an elegant façade evoking elements of Italian Renaissance architecture, hence its name. The tomb façade consists of a triangular pediment resting on an entablature supported by two pilasters. It is topped by a carved urn and an unusual arch above its doorway also carrying three urns. The interior contains 14 rock-carved loculi (pit graves). The tomb may be dated to the late 1st century or early 2nd century CE.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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