Corinthian Tomb

The Ancient City

The badly damaged Corinthian Tomb is something of a hybrid, with Hellenistic decorative features on the upper level and a Nabataean portico on the lower level. The tomb gets its name from the Corinthian capitals adorned with floral motifs.

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