Gasr Al-Hajj

Gasr Al-Hajj

Gasr Al-Hajj is a huge fortified granary of circular shape built in the 13th century AD by Abdallah Abu Jatla. It is located on the Tripoli-Aziziya-Al Jawf route in Libya about 130 km from Tripoli. It was built to serve as granary for families from the surrounding area in return for quarter of their crops, which, it is said, the owner had endowed as a waqf for teaching Qur'an and Islamic related subjects to the people of the area.

Site Information

Country: Libya

District: Jabal al Gharbi District

Category: Castles and Fortresses

Site History: 13th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Islamic

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Islamic Monuments

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