Old Town of Ghadamès

Old Town of Ghadamès

Ghadames or Ghadamis is an oasis Berber town in the Nalut District of the Tripolitania region in northwestern Libya. In the 1st century BC it was a Roman settlement known as Cydamus. The old town of Ghadames was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986.

Site Information

Country: Libya

District: Nalut District

Site History: 1st Century BC

Oldest Culture: Amazighs

Later Cultures: Roman + Islamic

Site Features: Mixed Monuments

World Heritage Site

Official Name: Old Town of Ghadames

Date of Inscription: 1986

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