Murzuk

Murzuk

Murzuk or Murzuq is an oasis town and the capital of the Murzuq District in the Fezzan region of southwest Libya. Murzuk developed around an oasis which served as a stop on the north-south trade route across the Sahara Desert. From the 5th century BC to the 5th century AD, Marzuk was home to the Garamantian Empire, a city state which operated the Trans-Saharan trade routes between the Carthaginians—and later the Roman Empire—and the Sahelian states of West and Central Africa.

Site Information

Country: Libya

District: Murzuq District

Site History: First Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Amazighs

Later Cultures: Mixed

Site Features: Mixed Monuments

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