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Hierapolis March 2011 5022.jpg

Hierapolis March 2011 5022.jpg

Tomb 81
The tomb is built on a high platform that compensates for the difference in level of the land behind it. Inside the chamber are three sepulchral beds, arranged along the walls, and a very deep ossuary. On the roof slabs, which jut out a long way, are two sarcophagi. Two inscriptions beside the door and the inscription on the slab that closed it (now in the museum) refer to the successive occupants, including Eutyches Pompeios, who left 100 denari to the association of wool washers for the periodic decoration of the tomb.

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