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Ghirza: Mausoleum North-D-G


Ghirza: Roman town in Libya, one of the main archaeological sites of the country.                  
General North-A South A Gh 82
North-B South C
North-C South F
North D-G South G
South NN
     
The first photo shows, in front, Mausoleum F on Ghirza's North Cemetery, and, in the background, Mausoleum C. Mausoleums D, E, F, and G are, compared to the splendor of Mausoleum A, B, and C, extremely poorly preserved.
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Mausoleum G has completely disappeared. The reliefs of these monuments have been transferred to the Museum of Lepcis Magna. It is impossible to establish the chronology, but the youngest of these was probably built somewhere in the fifth century, which fits with the hypothesis that the North Cemetery contains the tombs of seven successive generations of Marchii.
To the left a relief that once must have decorated the entrance of one of the tombes (cf. Mausoleum G of the South Cemetery): two hyenas and a ram's head (a symbol of the god Ammon?).

Below, two lines with photos of sculptures from two other tombs of Ghirza's northern cemetery: warriors, hunters, animals, farmers, portraits.
General North-A South A Gh 82
North-B South C
North-C South F
North D-G South G
South NN
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