Zavia Mechili, Um Erzem (Giglio-Tos 1923, as Acinipe foreli); Tobruk (Salfi 1924, as Acinipe marmarica; Massa 1998); Maten Ciofer, Ghemines, Bir Hacheim, Wadi Thamet, Scemek, Giado, (Salfi 1941; Massa, 1996, 1998); 40 miles S Mizda, Beni Ulid (Descamps & Mounassif 1972; Massa 1996, 1998); between P.
cognata); Homs, Porto Bardia, Brack, Ciado, Bin Ulid, Auenat, Tegerhi, Agelat, Agedabia, Tagiura, Sabrata (Massa 1998); Tocra, Tolmetta, Khoms, Khor Al Jifah, Al Qatrun, Al Sbitat, Ashkidah, Bani Hilal, Hammera, Mahrugah, Marhaba, Misquwin, Murzuk, Qardah, Qirah, Ququm, Samnu, Sebha, Tamzawah, Tarut, Tegnttin, Traghan, Tsawah, Um Al Aranib, Zahra, Zalwaz, Zizaw, Zuwaylah (Usmani 2008).
Merdam, Gebel es Soda, Bin Ulid, Ciado, Cufra, Chadames, Bendbeia, Bu Kamesh, Gat, Ain Zara, Carian (Massa 1998); Agedabia, Ciado, Libyan desert, Port Bardia, Al Qatrun, Brack, Ghat, Samnu, Sebha, Tibesti, Uadi Tenezzuft (Usmani 2008); Sebha 18.IV.2005, 1 [female], B.
But there were times when lengthier mourning periods were desired, (9) concluding with a grand mungkas ulid (the lifting of the mourning restrictions).
A mungkas ulid consisted of two events: obtaining a new head (ulu mata); and the following death's-head dance (kukui).
As the kukui could only take place a) when the mourning person or family felt sufficiently at ease (naii genaa raat) to hold the ceremony, and declare so publicly; and b) had all necessary means required to hold the mungkas ulid, the earliest this could occur was effectively at least 100 days after death, but seldom more than three years on.
A man or woman, the lama mbua, then led the procession, singing the praise of both the host and the deceased person for whom the mungkas ulid was being held.