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H 290 x W 205 mm

500 pages

318 figures (colour throughout)

Published May 2024

Archaeopress Archaeology

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Paperback: 9781803275499

Digital: 9781803275505

DOI 10.32028/9781803275499

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Keywords
Classical archaeology; Libya; North Africa; Cyrene; Cyrenaica; Excavations; Necropolis; Tombs

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This book analyzes ancient tombs in Eastern Libya, from the Archaic phase to Late Roman times. Despite plundering, these ornate structures reveal funerary competition, spatial organization, and lost rituals. The book reconstructs the social history of ancient Cyreneans through their ostentatious funerary culture.

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Contents

Preface


Chapter 1: Introduction


Chapter 2: Approaches to Mortuary Archaeology in Cyrene


Chapter 3: Field Strategies and Techniques


Chapter 4: Types of tombs and their dates


Chapter 5: Archaic – Early Classical times


Chapter 6: Late Classical - Hellenistic times


Chapter 7: From Early Roman to Middle Imperial times


Chapter 8: Late Antiquity


Chapter 9: Conclusions, wider perspectives


Appendix: A gazetteer of the Southern Necropolis


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About the Author

Luca Cherstich is a professional field archaeologist. He holds a doctorate in Classical Archaeology from the University of Oxford, and has been a member of the archaeological mission of the University of Chieti‑Pescara in Libya since 1999. He has taken part in numerous archaeological surveys and excavations in Libya, Italy, and Cyprus, gaining experience in both academic and commercial archaeology. He is currently a temporary lecturer in the Archaeology of the Greek Colonies and Pre‑Roman Italy at the University of Chieti.