Orpheus Monument - ptuj.info

Marble Roman headstone

This marble monument was erected to honor the memory of Marcus Valerius Verus, who was the mayor of Poetovio (Ptuj) in the 2nd century AD. The five-meter tall monolith is still standing where it was raised by the Romans. In the middle ages the monument, ornamented with scenes from the myth of Orpheus, was used as a pillory.

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the biggest tombstone in the Roman province of Pannonia

a 2nd century monument

weights around 7 tons

made of a single piece of marble


Slovenski trg, SI-2250 Ptuj