Libyan tombs

The inhabitants of Roman Tripolitana had several types of funeral monuments, like small temples (e.g., Ghirza‘s Northern Necropole), cube-like mausolea (Qasr Banat), and obelisk-shaped tombs. On two sites, east and southeast of Banu Walid, you will find two of the last-mentioned type of mausoleum (others are at Sabratha and Ghirza’s Southern Necropole). Both sites are called aptly called Msletten, “needles”. The largest of them is also called “mother of all poles”, Umm el-Omad.


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