Tomb of Sampsigeramus
The Tomb of Sampsigeramus was a mausoleum that formerly stood in the necropolis of Emesa (modern-day Homs, Syria). It is thought to have been built in 78 or 79 CE by a relative of the Emesene dynasty. The remains of the mausoleum were blown up with dynamite by the Ottoman authorities c. 1911, in order to make room for an oil depot.
|Location||Necropolis of Emesa (modern-day Homs), Syria|
|Builder||Gaius Julius Sampsigeramus|
|Founded||78 or 79 CE|
According to Andreas Kropp, the monument may be considered to have been a "hybrid creation" and a "fascinating one-off experiment" that resulted from "the cultural choices which the ruling class of Emesa had to face when attempting to reconcile Roman allegiance and Near Eastern tradition."