Apollonia (Susa) Museum
The Entrance to Susa 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.
The Libyan Persephone wearing a beautiful serpent bracelet, in association with
death and the underworld.
The Goddess Ktisis
The personification of generosity and donation, of Libyan
Isis: the Goddess of Agriculture.
Make-up accessories, a double-sided hair comb (far right),
kohl needles (or sticks) and various tiny pots.
A scene of the Libyan Amazons. Similar scenes were also found
in Almarj, south of Tolmeita.
See Tolmeita Museum for more on this.
A Roman stone with Latin inscriptions, detailing the boundaries
of a land rented to Apolonious for 408 dinars.
Small Clay Jars
Miniature statues and heads.
Small statues and heads
Unpainted drinking water pots (top, back row), which are very
effective in cooling water in hot summer days.
A good collection of painted oil lamps.
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.
Unidentified Woman or Goddess.