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Museum of Libya

A new multi-media museum opened in 2010 in Tripoli's former Italian Governor's Palace, later the Royal Palace
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The Museum of Libya, the current inhabitant of the 1930's Italian Governor's Palace
The Museum of Libya, the current inhabitant of the 1930's Italian Governor's Palace
Gold dome of the former Royal Palace, seat of King Idris of Libya, 1951-1969
Gold dome of the former Royal Palace, seat of King Idris of Libya, 1951-1969
After the overthrow of the Libyan monarchy in 1969, this became the Palace of the People & National Library
After the overthrow of the Libyan monarchy in 1969, this became the "Palace of the People" & National Library
Museum of Libya, the 5th use of this building since the 1930's
Museum of Libya, the 5th use of this building since the 1930's
In celebration of 40 years of the Libyan Revolution, the Museum of Libya opened here in 2010
In celebration of 40 years of the Libyan Revolution, the Museum of Libya opened here in 2010
Arcades on the Museum of Libya
Arcades on the Museum of Libya
Museum of Libya
Museum of Libya
The Dioscuri at their new home, the entrance to the Museum of Libya
The Dioscuri at their new home, the entrance to the Museum of Libya
Before this, the Dioscuri were on display at the Theatre of Leptis Magna
Before this, the Dioscuri were on display at the Theatre of Leptis Magna
Dioscuri - Sons of Zeus, the twins Castor & Pollux (Gemini)
Dioscuri - Sons of Zeus, the twins Castor & Pollux (Gemini)
Castor, the horse trainer
Castor, the horse trainer
Detail of Castor wearing an egg shell, from the myth of Leda and the Swan (Zeus)
Detail of Castor wearing an egg shell, from the myth of Leda and the Swan (Zeus)
Pollux, the boxer
Pollux, the boxer
The Dioscuri hatched from eggs laid by Leda after she was visited by Zeus in the form of a swan
The Dioscuri hatched from eggs laid by Leda after she was visited by Zeus in the form of a swan
Dioscuri - Pollux
Dioscuri - Pollux
Dioscuri of Leptis Magna - Pollux
Dioscuri of Leptis Magna - Pollux
Dioscuri - Castor
Dioscuri - Castor
Dioscuri - Castor
Dioscuri - Castor
Dioscuri - Castor, shown with a horse
Dioscuri - Castor, shown with a horse
Rear quarter view of Castor
Rear quarter view of Castor
Rear quarter view of Pollux
Rear quarter view of Pollux
Front porch of the Museum of Libya
Front porch of the Museum of Libya
Front porch of the Museum of Libya
Front porch of the Museum of Libya
Rear view of Castor
Rear view of Castor
Looking out from the front door of the Museum of Libya
Looking out from the front door of the Museum of Libya
Dome of the grand entrance of the former Royal Palace
Dome of the grand entrance of the former Royal Palace
Dome of the former Royal Palace, now Museum of Libya
Dome of the former Royal Palace, now Museum of Libya
Fountain beneath the dome of the former Libyan Royal Palace
Fountain beneath the dome of the former Libyan Royal Palace
Glad dome of the Royal Palace, built in the 1930s for the Italian governor
Glad dome of the Royal Palace, built in the 1930s for the Italian governor
Entrance to the Museum of Libya
Entrance to the Museum of Libya
Fountain court, Museum of Libya
Fountain court, Museum of Libya
Fountain, Museum of Libya
Fountain, Museum of Libya
Museum of Libya
Museum of Libya
Museum of Libya
Museum of Libya
Ground floor map of the Museum of Libya
Ground floor map of the Museum of Libya
Venus, Museum of Libya
Venus, Museum of Libya
Prehistory Room - engraved neolithic slab from Ain Elobu, 7000-4000 BC
Prehistory Room - engraved neolithic slab from Ain Elobu, 7000-4000 BC
Cyrene Room - two aspects of Persephone found at the Necropolis of Cyrene
Cyrene Room - two aspects of Persephone found at the Necropolis of Cyrene
Persephone, wife of Hades, Queen of the Underworld
Persephone, wife of Hades, Queen of the Underworld
Marble casket, Cyrene
Marble casket, Cyrene
The Greek city of Cyrene was founded in 631 BC by King Battus
The Greek city of Cyrene was founded in 631 BC by King Battus
Statue of Dionysos from Cyrene
Statue of Dionysos from Cyrene
Bust of Marcus Aurelius (r. 161-190 AD) from ancient Oea, now Tripoli
Bust of Marcus Aurelius (r. 161-190 AD) from ancient Oea, now Tripoli
Sabratha Room - Museum of Libya
Sabratha Room - Museum of Libya
Armored statue, 1st. C. AD, Sabratha
Armored statue, 1st. C. AD, Sabratha
Armored statue, 1st. C. AD, Sabratha
Armored statue, 1st. C. AD, Sabratha
Detail of Roman armor, 1st. C. AD
Detail of Roman armor, 1st. C. AD
Map of Sabratha
Map of Sabratha
Aerial photo of Sabratha, Museum of Libya
Aerial photo of Sabratha, Museum of Libya
Symbol of the Punic goddess Tannit
Symbol of the Punic goddess Tannit
Fragment of floor in opus signinum with the sign of Tanit, 3rd-1st  C. BC, Sabratha
Fragment of floor in opus signinum with the sign of Tanit, 3rd-1st C. BC, Sabratha
Leptis Magna Room - the goddess Atargatis from the Severan Forum
Leptis Magna Room - the goddess Atargatis from the Severan Forum
Venus, 2nd C. AD, Leptis Magna - Hadrianic Baths
Venus, 2nd C. AD, Leptis Magna - Hadrianic Baths
This Venus was moved here from the foyer of the Jamahiriya Museum
This Venus was moved here from the foyer of the Jamahiriya Museum
Some of the hi-tech multimedia at the Museum of Libya
Some of the hi-tech multimedia at the Museum of Libya
Fresco fragment from Leptis Magna
Fresco fragment from Leptis Magna
Fragment of wall painting representing a philosopher, 2nd C. AD, Leptis Magna
Fragment of wall painting representing a philosopher, 2nd C. AD, Leptis Magna
Acephalous (headless) statue of togated man, 1st C. AD, Theatre of Leptis Magna
Acephalous (headless) statue of togated man, 1st C. AD, Theatre of Leptis Magna
Acephalous (headless) statue of togated woman, 1st C. AD, Theatre of Leptis Magna
Acephalous (headless) statue of togated woman, 1st C. AD, Theatre of Leptis Magna
Statue of young man wearing a chlamys, 2nd C. AD, Hadrianic Baths, Leptis Magna
Statue of young man wearing a chlamys, 2nd C. AD, Hadrianic Baths, Leptis Magna
Statue of young man wearing a chlamys, 2nd C. AD, Hadrianic Baths, Leptis Magna
Statue of young man wearing a chlamys, 2nd C. AD, Hadrianic Baths, Leptis Magna
The Hunting Baths on the edge of Leptis Magna
The Hunting Baths on the edge of Leptis Magna
Fountain in the shape of a mythical fish
Fountain in the shape of a mythical fish
Aerial photo of Leptis Magna - Museum of Libya
Aerial photo of Leptis Magna - Museum of Libya
View of the Severan Basilica at Leptis Magna if you go up the closed stairs
View of the Severan Basilica at Leptis Magna if you go up the closed stairs
3D image of the Emperor Claudius
3D image of the Emperor Claudius
Statue of an emperor (Marcus Aurelius or Lucius Verus) 2nd C. AD, Tripoli (Oea)
Statue of an emperor (Marcus Aurelius or Lucius Verus) 2nd C. AD, Tripoli (Oea)
Statue of an emperor (Marcus Aurelius or Lucius Verus) 2nd C. AD, Tripoli (Oea)
Statue of an emperor (Marcus Aurelius or Lucius Verus) 2nd C. AD, Tripoli (Oea)
Statue of Asclepius, god of medicine and healing
Statue of Asclepius, god of medicine and healing
Staircase of the former Royal Palace
Staircase of the former Royal Palace
Dome of the Royal Palace from the 2nd floor gallery
Dome of the Royal Palace from the 2nd floor gallery
Fountain court, Libyan Royal Palace (Museum of Libya)
Fountain court, Libyan Royal Palace (Museum of Libya)
Fountain court, Libyan Royal Palace (Museum of Libya)
Fountain court, Libyan Royal Palace (Museum of Libya)
Tiles of the upper terrace of the former Royal Palace
Tiles of the upper terrace of the former Royal Palace
View from the upper terrace of the former royal palace looking towards Algeria Square
View from the upper terrace of the former royal palace looking towards Algeria Square
Tower of the former cathedral seen from the former Royal Palace
Tower of the former cathedral seen from the former Royal Palace
Map of Libya - Museum of Libya
Map of Libya - Museum of Libya
Gallery of Traditional Architecture - Berber qasr and a house in Ghadames
Gallery of Traditional Architecture - Berber qasr and a house in Ghadames
Gallery of Libyan Tribes - Tuareg on camels by the sea
Gallery of Libyan Tribes - Tuareg on camels by the sea
Photographs of Libyan Tuareg, Museum of Libya
Photographs of Libyan Tuareg, Museum of Libya
Ceiling of the former Royal Palace
Ceiling of the former Royal Palace
Gallery of Traditional Music
Gallery of Traditional Music
Gallery of Traditional Music
Gallery of Traditional Music
Gallery of Traditional Music
Gallery of Traditional Music
Museum of Libya
Museum of Libya
Gallery around the fountain court
Gallery around the fountain court
The Glorious Revolution Room - Museum of Libya
The Glorious Revolution Room - Museum of Libya
The Libyan Revolution, 1969
The Libyan Revolution, 1969
Gadhafi - Gallery of the Revolution
Gadhafi - Gallery of the Revolution
Gadhafi - Gallery of the Revolution
Gadhafi - Gallery of the Revolution
Gadhafi - Gallery of the Revolution
Gadhafi - Gallery of the Revolution
Gadhafi - Gallery of the Revolution
Gadhafi - Gallery of the Revolution
The closure of British and American military bases in the early 1970s
The closure of British and American military bases in the early 1970s
Gadhafi - Gallery of the Revolution
Gadhafi - Gallery of the Revolution
Contemporary Libyan art, Museum of Libya
Contemporary Libyan art, Museum of Libya
Contemporary Libyan art, Museum of Libya
Contemporary Libyan art, Museum of Libya
Contemporary Libyan art, Museum of Libya
Contemporary Libyan art, Museum of Libya
Gallery of Libyan Art
Gallery of Libyan Art
Gallery of Libyan Art
Gallery of Libyan Art
Gallery of Libyan Art
Gallery of Libyan Art
Gallery of Libyan Art
Gallery of Libyan Art
Gallery of Libyan Carpets
Gallery of Libyan Carpets
Gallery of Libyan Carpets
Gallery of Libyan Carpets
A bridge with a photo of Omar al-Mukhtar
A bridge with a photo of Omar al-Mukhtar
Future projects - Zuwarah Hotel near the Tunisian border
Future projects - Zuwarah Hotel near the Tunisian border
Future projects - Zuwarah Hotel near the Tunisian border
Future projects - Zuwarah Hotel near the Tunisian border
Future project - Grand North
Future project - Grand North
Museum of Libya
Museum of Libya
Museum of Libya
Museum of Libya
Museum of Libya
Museum of Libya
Museum of Libya - the guards weren't particulary keen on me walking around the gardens...
Museum of Libya - the guards weren't particulary keen on me walking around the gardens...
Sculpture outside the Museum of Libya
Sculpture outside the Museum of Libya
Museum of Libya
Museum of Libya
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