Friday, 23 September, 2011, 7:1 ( 5:1 GMT )
Historians have easily established that Tripoli belongs to the group of the tri polis that included Sabratah, Oea (Tripoli) and Leptis Magna). These three cities were under the Romans. The Greek, however, did not only match these three cities but extended the number to five cities and were called "Pentapolis".
Guests from Fort Lauderdale, Florida in the United States, aboard Voyages to Antiquity's "Carthage Is To Be Deleted," itinerary this past week enjoyed unique visits to ancient archaeological sites in Libya, the highlight of their voyage that also took them to other North African countries.
Major research has recently been published providing additional evidence of how Libya's ancient Garamantes people were pioneers of civilisation across the Sahara - responsible for the spread of innovative ideas and technologies throughout the region and for a massive expansion in trade and cultural relations between North Africa, the Mediterranean and Sub-Saharan Africa.
We are not the new Indiana Jones and we do not want you to become Indiana Jones in order to search the "lost City".
Grand and Serene, these are the two words one would most definitely describe the newly opened Rixos Al Nasr Hotel in Tripoli, Libya. This luxurious hotel which opened its doors mid-March, promises to bring to its guests a taste of Turkish hospitality and its culture of service perfection.
Having graced the Italian music scene for decades since his debut in 1966 Italian singer Albano Carrisi, has finally made it to Libya. The singer/entertainer affectionately known by his first name, Albano, on Monday was the guest of the Italian Consulate General at the Misrah El Keshaf theatre for the Spring Concert where he enthralled a capacity crowd with his melodious voice
Works on Palm City Residences, the Maltese and Kuwaiti-owned luxury development in Libya, are now nearing completion as Mediterranean Investments Holding p.l.c. (MIH) gears up for the official inauguration of the project within four to five months.
Members of the OEA Ladies were hosted by Palm City for a tour around the luxury development that is now nearing its final stages of completion. The guests were given a two-hour tour of the residential village, which is located right on Janzour’s waterfront and is scheduled for inauguration later this year.
“It is an art that needs passion and patience. Sometime it can take even a month to blend an artwork to your desired shape,” admitted Mohammad Assoudy, a Libyan copper and brass-engraving artist who has been in the profession for the last forty-seven years.
Libyans call it baryush, local slang for ‘croissant’. For most Libyans, the day won’t be a complete without a bite of baryush bread that will keep the mouth busy.
The Libyan capital, Tripoli, is famous among many Mediterranean cities for the high quality of various species of fish and the low price to buy it. For those who are always seeking the right fish dish and enjoy buying a just-out-of-the Mediterranean water fish a new market, right at the edge of the water near the Old City, has just been opened. It is situated just across the road from the Arch of Marcus Aurelius, a great tourist site.
World-renowned desert explorer, Carla Perrotti, whose daring desert explorations have earned her a global following, has gone where few humans have before: into some of the world’s most challenging deserts, alone, recently completed a historic solo walk across the Sahara’s Akakus Tadrark region in Libya.
Libya: Archaeology and Civilisation (Part 30)
Gordon Alexander Laing had to face a lot of problems before emerging as the first explorer from Europe to reach Timbuktu. In fact, in his letters he spoke about some of the problems he had to face to his health and from attacks on his caravan that left him wounded.
Libya: Archaeology and Civilisation (Part 29)
The report by Captain Hugh Clapperton and Major Dixon Debham was immensely comprehensive, and it continued to shed further light on the customs of Africa at that time, particularly in relation to local traditions.
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