Tomb 97 is detached on all sides. The original
door is located on the north side, somewhat
left from the middle. On the façade (east side) we find an
inscription on a marble
so-called "tabula ansata" surrounded by a beautiful cornice:
IVLIAE . L . F . APOLLONIAE
. MATRI . PISSIMAE
C . ANNIVS . PROCVLVS
. ET . C . NYMPHIDIVS . OGVLNIANVS .
FECERVNT . ET . SIBI .
LIBERTIS . LIBERTABVS . POSTERISQVE . EORVM
IN FRONTE . P . XXV IN
AGRO . P . XXV
According to the inscription: <this monument>
was made by Caius Annius Proculus and
Caius Nymphidius Ogulnianus for their very beloved mother, Iulia
Apollonia, daughter of
Lucius and for themselves, their freedmen with their descendants.
The breadth and length measured 25 feet. (click
to continue tomb 97)