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One of the most elaborately decorated in Hegra, Tomb Nº100 has a very unique façade. Although it was carved in the signature "Hegra Style", a few additional features distinguish it from the rest. It is the only façade with carvings in the attic space between the Egyptian-style cornice and the entablature below, consisting of four decorative Nabataean column capitals. The aedicular frame around the doorway is also richly decorated with a row of carved rosettes below its pediment and two griffin statues flanking it. The left hand statue has astonishingly retained its head, avoiding the decapitation that befell all other statues in Hegra by 19th century Wahhabi zealots from Nejd (central Arabia) who loathed any reminders of their pre-Islamic pagan past. Tomb Nº100 is the crown jewel of the tombs in the Jebel Khraymat area and is its largest finished façade, measuring roughly 12 metres in height. The inscription dates it to the 24th year of the reign of King Malichus II (64 AD) and states that it belongs to the family of Tarsu ibn Taym. It is also one of two inscriptions that mention Hegra in name, as "Hijr", the Arabic/Nabataean version (the other is Nº24).
Address: Area "F": Tomb Nº100
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