D.J. Mattingly

The ruins of this late-first- or second-century A.D. building exhibit many of the defining features of Garamantian architecture. Unlike later Islamic-period structures found at Germa, Garamantian buildings are always made from stone, skillfully cut and squared in ashlar fashion. Architectural flourishes like columns and pilasters are also common on buildings dating from the height of the Garamantian period (first to fourth century A.D.). When it was first built, this structure’s main entryway was flanked by stone pilasters, but today only the bases remain.