Qasr Libya

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Qasr Libya

قصر ليبيا

Gasr Elbia[1]
Town
Qasr Libya is located in Libya
Qasr Libya
Qasr Libya
Location in Libya
Coordinates: 32°38′N 21°24′E / 32.633°N 21.400°E / 32.633; 21.400
Country Libya
RegionCyrenaica
DistrictJabal al Akhdar
Population
 (2006)[2]
 • Total4,933
Time zoneUTC+2

Qasr Libya or Theodoureas (Arabic: قصر ليبيا‎) is a small town in northern Libya about 66 kilometres (41 mi) northwest of Bayda. In ancient times, it was called Olbia and Theodorias, the ruins of which were excavated in the 1950s. The town contains a museum with fifty Byzantine mosaics.[3] It's on the cross-roads between the eastwards MarjBayda main road, and the southwards Qasr LibyaMarawa road.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Stucchi, Sandro (1975) Architettura Cirenaica L'erma di Bretschneider, Rome, p. 358, p. 381, OCLC 2099264
  2. ^ Amraja M. el Khajkhaj, "Noumou al Mudon as Sagheera fi Libia", Dar as Saqia, Benghazi-2008, p. 121.
  3. ^ Azema, James (2000) "East of Barce" Libya Handbook: The Travel Guide p. 163, Footprint Travel Guides, Bath, England, ISBN 1-900949-77-6

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Coordinates: 32°38′N 21°24′E / 32.633°N 21.400°E / 32.633; 21.400