Soldier Tomb complex
In the centre of the complex there was a peristyle courtyard with porticoes on three sides. The 4 m high columns were connected by arches.
Right on the photo can be seen the remains of the building, probably two-storey, on the north side, whose entrance hall was the access to the Soldier Tomb complex. Fragments of paintings on wall plaster and opus sectile - floors (patterns of pieces of cut stone and other materials) suggest that the interior was lavishly decorated. The facades were probably also covered with a light layer of stucco and painted.
The overall construction plan, in which architecture hewn out of the rock and constructed with bricks was connected, is inspired by palace-like buildings of the Hellenistic and Roman Mediterranean region, and combines aspects of the cult of the dead with those of everyday life. It is unclear whether the daily life areas were used or inhabited permanently or just on special occasions. (S. G. Schmid, S. 190-191)
© Photo, summary: Haupt & Binder
Coming from Jabal al-Madhbah, the tour continues through the idyllic valley. Highlights are the Garden Triclinium, the Soldier Tomb complex, with the large colourful triclinium, and the Renaissance Tomb.