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Friday, 6 July, 2007, 11:13 ( 9:13 GMT )
An American at Leptis: Libya’s Rich history and Proud People Are its Greatest Assets
I have had the honour to visit Libya for business several times this past year. Each trip has opened my eyes to wonderful new things. Fortunately, I have been able to find time to explore parts of this magnificent country at the heart of the Mediterranean. Now that relations are beginning to thaw between Libya and The Unit-ed States, I hope more of my fellow countrymen are able to visit so they too can experience Libya's rich history.
Great Feats of Engineering At Leptis
(Series of features about Archaeology and Civilisation - Part 5)

The Roman presence in North Africa is considered by many historians to have represented a period of great development and progress. This opinion is based on the fact that, at that time, the Roman cities of the day themselves represented an undeniable example of Roman architectural and engineering skills. This is particularly true at the city that had once been the fabled Leptis Magna and which today lays in ruins along the North African littoral, east of Tripoli.
REMSA takes time out! Thanks Its Employees, Their Families
The new Hotel and leisure complex Dar Tellile was the venue chosen by Repsol Exploration Murzuq S.A. to gather all employees with families for a fun and social activity recently. Repsol Exploration Murzuq S.A. thought it a good opportunity to gather all employees and their families, giving everyone the chance to socialize outside the working environment, in relaxed and tranquil surroundings.
Amount of Plunder By Victors and Vanquished Impossible to Access
(Series of features about Archaeology and Civilisation-Part 4)
For a lingering period of time Leptis Magna was to serve a purpose vastly different from its previous role as a centre for trade. As the Arab conquest of North Africa continued, the city was turned into a military stronghold from which the fierce attacks by nomadic tribesmen were met and, more often than not, successfully contained.
My Tripoli Local is Better than My England Local!
When I first returned to Tripoli from England in the early 90's I was very disappointed to find that bakeries were still in the 'command economy age'. “Take it or leave it”, seemed to be the motto and 'be grateful for what you get' was the attitude. But I am now very happy to say - as do most my ex-pat friends – that Tripoli today offers one of the best bakeries in the region.
Libyan Documentaries On General Release
The two episodes of THE SAHARAN SERIES filmed in Libya and entitled Waters Under the Earth and A Forgotten Civilisation are now complete and have been exhibited at two major TV Documentary Fairs - MIP-TV in Cannes, France and Hot Docs in Toronto, Canada where they aroused a great deal of interest from worldwide broadcasters. The films produced by A&AB; Productions (crew pictured) tell two separate stories about Libya’s history.
Under Romans Libya Lived Through Prosperous Times (Part 3)
The Roman period in the Mediterranean is looked upon in certain cases, with great misgivings; in others with evident nostalgia. As the power of Rome started to emerge, the Mediterranean region was soon to become one of the more coveted areas by Rome. Yet when the history of the different countries that had at that time been conquered by the Romans is compared, a great difference emer-ges between the manner in which the power of Rome acted and behaved in the various regions of the Mediterranean.
Postage Stamps in Libya Since Turkish Occupation
POSTAGE stamps in Libya have been in use since it was part of the Ottoman Empire. Turkish stamps were used without any overprint showing their origin or locality.
The Souk: Endless Alleys Begging to be Explored
(A Tourist’s Perspective After Visiting Benghazi)
On a recent visit to Libya with a group of friends, we were amazed by what we saw in this North African country. Ours was a cultured tour cruising Libya’s coastline and visiting the country’s renowned Greek and Roman archaeological sites.
Libya to Get Back Its “Goddess Venus” from Italy Taken During Colonial Era
Italy can return to Libya an ancient statue of Venus taken to Rome during Italian colonial rule in 1913, after a court ruled on Monday it was not part of Italy's cultural heritage.
The headless "Venus of Cyrene" was carried away from the town of Cyrene -- an ancient Greek colony -- by Italian troops and put on display in Rome.
Leptis Magna: Something Special for The Romans (Part 2)
Many historians are of the undivided opinion that Leptis Magna was also a bustling and thriving metropolis. They estimate that by the time the city had reached the height of its importance as many as forty to fifty thousand people were living there. The historians also believe that Leptis Magna reached the peak of its grandeur under the Emperor Septimus Severus.
Festivities of Tripoli as the Capital for Islamic Culture Official Opened Thursday
The official start of functions and festivities of "Tripoli: The Capital of Islamic Culture 2007" has begun on Thursday 12 Al-Tayer (April) in the main centers, squares and streets of the great Tripoli city.
Arabs Brought With Them a New Culture
Not unlike most of the countries that are to be found in the region of the Mediterranean, Libya has an ancient history that can be traced back to the earliest civilisations known to have lived in the area. Like the majority of the countries of the Mediterranean, Libya also repeatedly fell victim to the conquering and expansionist ambitions of the stronger powers that emerged at the time. Besides, in conformity with several of the countries of the region, Libya was to experience its greatest cultural, social and religious revival during the era of the Arabs.
The Antiquities of Libya: A Country Rich in History
Libya is still in the Process of Re-Branding itself as a tourism destination. The country certainly has great potential, boasting an extensive, undeveloped, unspoilt Mediterranean coastline, year-round sunshine, an abundance of Greek and Roman architecture and spectacular Saharan scenery, all within close proximity to Europe’s major generating markets.
Spring Starts With a Thousand blended notes in The Libyan Capital
The Spring Season could not have started in a better way in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, when the Italian General Consul, Dr. Carlo Colombo and the Management of the Hotel Corinthia Bab Africa organised the Spring Concert at the hotel’s Lebda Hall. A young Italian singer, Valentina Galdiero (pictured) accompanied by two fabulous musicians, Riccardo Taddei and Raul Farias, performed during this beautiful concert.

 
 
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Leptis Magna: Something Special for The Romans (Part 2)
Many historians are of the undivided opinion that Leptis Magna was also a bustling and thriving metropolis. They estimate that by the time the city had reached the height of its importance as many as forty to fifty thousand people were living there. The historians also believe that Leptis Magna reached the peak of its grandeur under the Emperor Septimus Severus.
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The official start of functions and festivities of "Tripoli: The Capital of Islamic Culture 2007" has begun on Thursday 12 Al-Tayer (April) in the main centers, squares and streets of the great Tripoli city.
 
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