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Old February 24th, 2013, 11:57 AM   #1
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Libya on National Geographic

Libya was on the cover of National Geographic for February, 2013
Here are the photos that were taken

Libyans enjoy a visit to Sabratah’s ancient Roman theater, one of Africa’s largest.



Among the world’s largest, best preserved ancient Roman cities, Leptis Magna flourished under Emperor Septimius Severus, who was born here. A vast theater, forum (at top right), and market became part of an urban center to rival Rome. Muammar Qaddafi saw sites like this as symbols of Western imperialism.



An 1,800-year-old chariot race comes alive under the gentle care of Italian and Libyan conservators working at Villa Silin, a Roman residence buried under dunes on the coast near Leptis Magna until 1974. Layers of sand protected mosaics like this from damage.



Leptis Magna was built around a natural harbor, which welcomed Roman ships from across the Mediterranean empire. A more recent lifeline—a 323-mile gas pipeline to Sicily completed in 2004—is helping Libya reestablish links with its European neighbors.



Horses wander freely around the 2,500-year-old Temple of Zeus at Cyrene, the only ancient Greek site among Libya’s five World Heritage sites. Archaeologists are now documenting and preserving these once neglected ruins.



Wires dangle from what remains of Az Zawiyah’s Bank of Commerce & Development, destroyed by rocket fire during battles between Qaddafi loyalists and militias in March 2011. The city, population about 200,000, was devastated, but its oil refinery, which supplies Tripoli and other parts of western Libya, was spared.



Tight clusters of traditional mud-brick-and-palm houses have stood for centuries in Ghadames, a pre-Roman oasis town in the Sahara. Rooftop walkways allowed women to move freely, concealed from men’s view.



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Old February 24th, 2013, 02:33 PM   #2
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Very beautiful places.
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Old February 24th, 2013, 02:48 PM   #3
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Old February 24th, 2013, 10:27 PM   #4
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Old February 25th, 2013, 01:01 AM   #5
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Old February 25th, 2013, 05:41 PM   #6
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Tight clusters of traditional mud-brick-and-palm houses have stood for centuries in Ghadames, a pre-Roman oasis town in the Sahara. Rooftop walkways allowed women to move freely, concealed from men’s view.


This looks like Ghardaia (south algeria)
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Old February 26th, 2013, 11:03 AM   #7
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Old February 28th, 2013, 12:56 AM   #8
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Old February 28th, 2013, 06:18 AM   #9
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Absolutely stunning
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Old February 28th, 2013, 05:11 PM   #10
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I second that absolutely stunning.
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Old March 1st, 2013, 11:32 PM   #11
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 01:54 AM   #12
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Awesome !

Libyanista you should show us more of the awesomeness
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Old March 5th, 2013, 09:56 AM   #13
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The-s, thank you I'll start a Libyan heritage sites thread soon
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Old March 5th, 2013, 10:02 AM   #14
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Traditional Home
Ghadames, Libya

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Old March 5th, 2013, 02:51 PM   #15
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Really nice pics Libyanista.
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Old March 5th, 2013, 06:19 PM   #16
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