Activity: Talk or presentation › Oral presentation
Funerary Monuments and Landscapes of Tripolitania: A view from the archives. Nick Ray and Julia Nikolaus
Modern Libya and Tunisia contain the remains of burial monuments that reflect the fact that these areas were once within Punic and Roman spheres of influence. Much extant research on such burial structures considers the monuments in isolation from one another, both spatially and temporally. When mausolea are considered, it is in terms of wider North African and Saharan traditions, isolated from the more extensive cemeteries that either pre-existed or were built-up around them.
This paper will present the preliminary results of an archive-based project studying Tripolitanian Roman-period funerary landscapes, specifically investigating the relations between mausolea and adjacent cemeteries. Research of this nature also serves to demonstrate the importance of archival research, especially while Libya is not accessible for archaeological investigation.
15 May 2015
Landscapes and Culture: An Interdisciplinary Colloquium