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Ghirza: Mausoleum South-C


The poorly preserved mausoleums of Ghirza's southern cemetery. Photo Marco Prins.
The poorly preserved mausoleums of Ghirza's southern cemetery
Ghirza: Roman town in Libya, one of the main archaeological sites of the country.                  
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Ghirza's South Cemetery, which is about two kilometer west of the town itself, is less impressive than the North Cemetery. Mausoleum-A and Mausoleum-NN are best preserved. However, there were several other mausoleums. Only their foundations have survived.

Below, however, you can see a splendid relief from Mausoleum C, which is now in Tripoli's Museum of the Jamahirjia. To the left, we can see four people plowing with dromedaries and one with a hoe; to the far left, a person has started to sow. The other relief shows a caravan of dromedaries, accompagnied by a man, a child, and a goat. 
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Remains of the frieze of Mausoleum C of Ghirza's southern necropolis. National Archaeological Museum, Tripoli (Libya). Photo Jona Lendering. Remains of the frieze of Mausoleum C of Ghirza's southern necropolis. National Archaeological Museum, Tripoli (Libya). Photo Jona Lendering.
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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