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Red Castle, Tripoli, Libya

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a summary of the Libyan history Jul 27, 2010
The ancient fortified Red Castle at the green square, now host the National Museum of Libya. The items are displayed in its three stores and can be titled as a summary of the Libyan history.

The main collection comes from the Roman cities of Leptis Magna and Sabratha.

On the first floor statues and items originally from Leptis Magna and Sabratha are displayed. Well, an exception to this is some of the cars used by colonel Gadaffi leading up to the revolution.

There are also treasures from some other places on the first floor. The second floor covers the islamic period in Libya. Much of architecture are here displayed.

Folklore themes such as traditional dresses and household items are displayed on the third floor.

The size of the museum can not be compared with the big national museums elsewhere, but for persons with a keen interest of history and archeological treasures, it is well worth a visit. The visit takes about two hours and the most important items picked up can be seen in an hours visit. They don't charge any entrance fee.
Mausoleum from Ghirza
a young colonel Ghadaffi
a mosaic from first centurary AD. …
Detail of the floor mosaic
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