Ancient graves found in northeast Libya
Two ancient graves have been discovered in the oasis town of Awjila, which date back to the 4th century BC, archaeologists say.
It's only the chance that led to this important discovery. A local resident from Awjila was leveling a piece of land to build a new house on it when he suddenly found the two graves, one after another.
Pottery, garnets and other funerary objects were found together with the skeletons.
Archaeologists believe that the bodies found in the two graves are the remains of the Awjila ancestors who were mentioned in Herodotus book, The Histories.
Awjila is a town in northeast Libya, 400 km south of Benghazi.
Photos by The Libyan Department of Antiquities
Source: The Libya Observer [September 23, 2016]