Hershel Shanks

This intricately carved and flamboyantly variegated sandstone interior is unique in Petra. Fluted and reeded half-columns in relief divide the rear and side walls into five bays. Called the Triclinium of the Roman Soldier or the Corinthian Tomb, it was part of a tomb complex used for funerals. In this tomb funeral feasts were held. Guests sat at long tables facing the center of the 38 foot square room.