The town is a long-time Berber
community and a cultural centre for them,
with a festival held in the spring to revive and promote the local culture, traditions, industries and art of the Amazigh
The name Nalut and its alternate Lalut may derive from the pagan Berber goddess of springs, Tala. As Nalut is only 60 km from the Tunisian border
and lies close to some oases
it played an important part in the caravan trade.
Nalut is home to the Ksar Nalut
ⵣⴰⵙⵔⵓ ⵏ ⵏⴰⵍⵓⵜ, which is a granary fortified by a ksour
(castle). The facility has been abandoned but is a tourist destination. The fortress was a communal building where the local families could store their grain in times of conflict.
The Alal'a Mosque
– which is Nalut's oldest mosque – was rebuilt in 1312 CE.
Libyan civil war
A national reconciliation conference for the factions in the Libyan Civil War was held in Nalut in September 2016.
Notes and references
- ^ "Nalut, Libya". Wolfram Alpha LLC.
- ^ "Nālūt". World Gazetteer. Archived from the original on 2012-12-08.
- ^ "Nalut, Libya Page". Falling Rain Genomics, Inc.
- ^ "اللجنة الشعبية العامة" [Sha'biyat of Great Jamahiriya] (in Arabic). Archived from the original on 7 February 2009.
- ^ a b c d "Dinosaurs and ancient beliefs: Life in Libya's highlands". Middle East Eye. Retrieved 2016-11-24.
- ^ a b "Nalut". Temehu.com. Retrieved 2016-11-24.
- ^ "Nalut City in Libya". Mygola. Retrieved 2016-11-24.
- ^ Peterson, Scott (28 April 2011). "Freedom now rings from one mountaintop radio station in western Libya". The Christian Science Monitor. Archived from the original on 2 May 2011.
- ^ "National reconciliation conference to be held in Nalut". Libya Herald. Retrieved 2016-11-24.
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