D.J. Mattingly

This impressive stone edifice, probably a mausoleum for a king, blends Garamantian and Mediterranean architectural styles. It is decorated with a fine Ionic-Corinthian capital, evidence of cultural exchange between the Garamantian kingdom and the Roman Empire. During their glory days, the Garamantes controlled an enormous swath of northern Africa, and archaeological evidence indicates that they traded regularly with both the Roman Empire and tropical African kingdoms.