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Old Town of Ghadamès

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Old Town of Ghadamès

Ghadames or Ghadamis is an oasis Berber town located in the Nalut District in northwestern Libya. In the 1st century BC it was a Roman settlement known as Cydamus. The city flourished in later periods, especially after the Islamic conquest, reaching the height of its glory as a trading station for caravans passing through the desert. The old town of Ghadames was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986.

Site Information

Country: Libya

District: Nalut District

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: 1st Century BC

Oldest Culture: Berber

Later Cultures: Roman + Islamic

Site Features: Mixed Monuments


World Heritage Site

Part of: Old Town of Ghadamès

Date of Inscription: 1986

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