The Tomb of Sextus Florentinus in Petra, Jordan, is an important historical site that offers insight into the Nabatean architecture and the Roman influence in the region. Sextus Florentinus was the Roman governor of the province of Arabia Petraea, and his tomb, carved out of the pink sandstone cliffs typical of Petra, is a testament to the blend of Nabatean and Roman architectural styles prevalent around the 2nd century AD.

Tomb of Sextus Florentinus in Petra

Situated in the northeastern part of the palace cemetery, the shrine proudly displays a Latin inscription commemorating its origins dating back to Sextus Florentinus, the Arab state ruler in 129 AD. The façade, measuring 10.37 meters in width and towering at a height of 16.9 meters, is divided into two floors. The first floor showcases four columns and a gate adorned with a triangular structure above it, while the upper floor exhibits remnants of columns on the sides, adorned with a jar-topped triangle. Additionally, there are faint traces of statues positioned above the arch and on either side in the center.

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