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Africa is so diverse, especially in the Maghreb region where beautiful countries such as Algeria, the biggest country in Africa are located. Maghreb countries are rich both in history and culture, yet underrated.
In this post, we’ll get to know Libya, Algeria’s neighbor which I’m sure we all know about since Gaddafi had been deceased.
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Recent history of Libya
Libya has been a civilization since 8000 BC and at one point it was a part of the Roman empire and one of the first places on earth which adapted Christianity which resulted in many beautiful buildings and Churches in there.
Anyhow, in recent history, it was colonized by Italy and became an independent state on February 10, 1947. after a while, its former dictator Muammar Gaddafi ruled the country for a few decades until the revolution became violent and a group of armed forces killed him in 2011.
After that, the country has been affected by a civil war between three militant groups that each has control over about 1/3 of the country.
People in Libya
Libyans are just as hospitable and friendly as any other Arab nation. They speak Arabic and a little Italian. They’re caught between the civil war that’s going on and desperate to have a normal life again.
What to do in Libya
Tripoli, The capital of Libya
Although a civil war is going on, this city is still beautiful and ready to get explored by adventurous visitors!
Try Libyan cuisine
Libyan cuisine is inspired by Italy and mixed with other Mediterranean style dishes. it’s spicy and very delicious, especially Libyan Couscous.
Old City in Tripoli
As mentioned above, Libya was a part of the Roman empire and a colony of Italy, during both of these periods, gorgeous buildings were built that made it until today. walking around the Italian built town called “the old city” makes you go back in time.
Benghazi Zoo in Benghazi, Libya
Built in 1956, this zoo expanded as much as becoming the biggest park in the city of Benghazi. There are a lot of animals and birds in this zoo, as well as playing ground for children.
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