Apollonia museum sign in Arabic and English

Apollonia (Susa) Museum

susa museum building

The Entrance to Susa Museum.


The entrance hall of Apollonia museum

Seventh century Apollonia was established as a seaport for the city of Cyrene. The name Apollonia comes from the Greek Sun-god Apollo. Many of the sculptures, busts, heads, several funerary items, columns, ceramics and other household items found in the region are housed in Apollonia Museum.


Libyan persephone wearing a serpent bracelet

The Libyan Persephone wearing a beautiful serpent bracelet, in association with death and the underworld.



A large mosaic panel of the goddess Ktisis

The Goddess Ktisis

The personification of generosity and donation, of Libyan Isis: the Goddess of Agriculture.



makeup set from apollonia

Make-up accessories, a double-sided hair comb (far right), kohl needles (or sticks) and various tiny pots.


a second set of make-up tools



wooden tools from apollonia museum

Wooden Tools


Libyan Amazons

A scene of the Libyan Amazons. Similar scenes were also found in Almarj, south of Tolmeita.
See Tolmeita Museum for more on this.


roman stone recording the  details of land rent

A Roman stone with Latin inscriptions, detailing the boundaries of a land rented to Apolonious for 408 dinars.


Small Clay Jars


small stone heads and figures from apollonia muiseum

Miniature statues and heads.



small statues from apollonia

Small statues and heads



Libyan pottery from Apollonia

Unpainted drinking water pots (top, back row), which are very effective in cooling water in hot summer days.



fossils and stone pieces from Apollonia museum




oil lamps from Apollonia museum

A good collection of painted oil lamps.



greek pottery from apollonia



more greek pots from Apollonia museum



jewish grave stone from first century BC  libya

A  First Century BC grave stele (standing stone)
recording the names and ages of three people from a Jewish family: 45 years, 8 years, and 87 years.



A headless Goddess from Apollonia museum

Unidentified Woman or Goddess.