Buried in the archives: cemeteries and mausolea in Tripolitania

Nick Ray, Julia Nikolaus

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Much extant research on monumental burial structures considers mausolea in isolation from one another, both spatially and temporally, separating them from the more extensive cemeteries that either pre-existed or were built up around them. This paper presents the preliminary results of an ongoing archive-based project studying Tripolitanian Roman-period funerary landscapes, specifically investigating the relations between mausolea and their adjacent cemeteries. These relations start to help us understand the patterns in the burial traditions of the region and demonstrate the importance of the ongoing interaction between the living and the monuments of the dead. Furthermore, this study demonstrates the importance of archival research, especially in areas that are inaccessible due to conflict.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-98
Number of pages6
JournalLibyan Studies
Early online date22 Oct 2019
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 1 Nov 2019


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