TOMB 87 Tek

Tomb 87 is one of the tombs of which the enclosure was built immediately (see tomb 34, 75,
88 and 90). Like the previous tomb, the façade is richly decorated with flowers
cut of pumice-stone. Tomb 87 has been built in the open space between
tomb 86 and 88 and lies a little bit more backwards than the other graves.
There is a biclinium at the entrance.
Above the entrance, surrounded by a nice cornice of garlands
with a rosette in top is an inscription:

        P . VARIVS . AMPELVS
        ET . VARIA . ENNVCHIS
        FECERVNT . SIBI . ET
        VARIAE . P . F . SERVANDAE . PATRONAE
        ET . LIBERT . LIBERTABVS . POSTERISQ . EORVM
        ITA . NE . IN . HOC . MONIMENTO . SARCOPHAGVM
        IN . FERATVR . H . M . H . F . EX . NON . S
        IN . FRONTE . P . XS:. . IN . AGRO . P . XXXIII

click to enlarge photographPublius Varius Ampelus and Varia Ennuchis have built
<this monument> for themselves and for Varia Servanda, daughter of Publis, their master and for their freedmen with their descendants, considering that no sarcophagus may
be interred. The monument cannot be inherited by someone
outside the family.
The tomb measures in width 10,75 feet, in length 33 feet.
(click to continue tomb 87)