TOMB 79 Tek

click to enlarge photographAbove the entrance of tomb 79 we find the following
inscription on a marble slab of 37 x 52 cms:

                          D        .         M
           Q . APPIVS . Q . F . SATVRNI
           NVS . FECIT . SIBI . ET . ANNI
           AE . DONATAE . COIVGI . SVAE .
           BENE . MERENTI . ET . LIBERIS
           LIBERTIS . LIBERTABVSQVE .
           POSTERISQVE . EORVM . HOC
           MONIMENTVM . HEREDEM . NON
           SEQVETVR . NEQVE . HIS . QVIBVS . RELIQVI
           VENDERE DONATBINEOIVS . HABERE . LICEAT
           IN FRONT . P . X . IN AGRO . P . XII

Tomb 79 was erected by Quintus Appius Saturninus, son of Quintus, for himself and
his very menial wife, Annia Donata, for his children, his freedmen and their children.
The monument could not be inherited, sold or changed by those who did not belong to the family. The tomb measures 10 feet in breadth and 12 feet in length.

There was a biclinium in front of the entrance.  

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