Tripoli
Location: 180 miles app. east of Djerba (Tunisia), 130 miles app. west of Misrata

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Suggested itineraries:
Classical Cities of Libya
 

Discover Libya  
 
Jewels of the Desert
 
 
Portrait of Tripolitania

Acacus Camel Safari

Deserts and Romans
 

Tripoli, the site of Phoenician Oea founded circa 500 BC, is the capital of Libya. Although no vestiges of the Phoenecian settlement remain, there are traces of Roman times including the Arch of Marcus Aurelius (163 AD) constructed entirely of marble. Other sites of interest include the wonderful National Museum, located within Tripoli Castle, and the old medina, within which is a crossway notable for Roman pillars embedded in each corner building. The medina contains interesting souks and mosques, of which the interior of Karamanli Mosque is particularly beautiful.

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Tripoli Castle
and National Museum

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Arch of
Marcus Aurelius

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Entablature


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Cathedral-turned-
Mosque


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Entrance to Medina


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Roman pillars in medina


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Karamanli Mosque


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Clothes Souk



Tripoli Mosque

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