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Libya Collection

Background imageLibya Collection: Map of the Empire of King Alexander the Great

Map of the Empire of King Alexander the Great (Alexander III of Macedon 356323 BC), from Greece in the west to India in the east. Date: 1807

Background imageLibya Collection: Benghazi, Libya - Lungomare

Benghazi, Libya - Lungomare
Benghazi, Libya - the " Lungomare" (sea-walk) built by the Italians. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageLibya Collection: LIBYA. TRIPOLI. Leptis Magna. Forum of Septimius

LIBYA. TRIPOLI. Leptis Magna. Forum of Septimius Severus. Forum built after the rise to the empire of Lucius Septimius Severus in 193. Sculptural detail with Gorgons head. Roman art. Early Empire

Background imageLibya Collection: The Sahara Desert

The Sahara Desert, North west Africa - two camels stride across the sand, accompanied by their Bedouin owner. Date: circa 1915

Background imageLibya Collection: Said Al Idris Senussi of Libya returns to Ajdabiya, WW2

Said Al Idris Senussi of Libya returns to Ajdabiya, WW2
After 22 years in exile Said Al Idris Senussi of Libya comes home to Ajdabiya during the Second World War Date: 1944

Background imageLibya Collection: Junkers Ju-87B-2 Stuka

Junkers Ju-87B-2 Stuka
Loose Formation Luftwaffe Junkers Ju-87B-2 Stukas of 5/St.G 2 Flying over Tmimi, Libya During WW2 Date: 1940s

Background imageLibya Collection: Judaism. Torah scroll case wrapped in black. Libya, 1889

Judaism. Torah scroll case wrapped in black. Libya, 1889. Carved wood and cotton. Case: Gift of the Moshav movement, through Rabbi Menahem Hacohen and Bracha Yaniv, Survey of Synagogues

Background imageLibya Collection: Benghazi, Libya

Benghazi, Libya - street scene. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageLibya Collection: Tripolitania War 1911

Tripolitania War 1911
An Italian soldier seizes the the green flag of the Prophet signifying their battle victory, during the Tripolitanian War (1911 - 1912)

Background imageLibya Collection: Oracle of Jupiter-Ammon

Oracle of Jupiter-Ammon
ZEUS/JUPITER AMMON - the Libyan/Egyptian form of the god, who had a famous oracle at the oasis of Siwwa, Libya

Background imageLibya Collection: Map of the war in North Africa by G. H. Davis

Map of the war in North Africa by G. H. Davis
The war in North Africa: a strategic contour map of the desert arena during the Second World War. Conflict began there in September 1940. Date: 1942

Background imageLibya Collection: Libya / Darnah

Libya / Darnah
(formerly known as Derna) The harbour viewed from inland

Background imageLibya Collection: Tanks Near Tobruk

Tanks Near Tobruk
North Africa : a German tank destroys a British tank in Marmarica, during the fiercely contested battle for Tobruk, Libya

Background imageLibya Collection: Map / North Africa 19C

Map / North Africa 19C
Tunisia and Tripoli (now largely Libya)

Background imageLibya Collection: Events / Africa / Libya

Events / Africa / Libya
The U.S. wages war on Algerian pirates : Stephen Decaturs life is saved when Reuben James interposes his head between a pirate sword and his commander

Background imageLibya Collection: LIBYA. Tadrart Acacus. Representation of giraffes

LIBYA. Tadrart Acacus. Representation of giraffes (12.000-8000 BC). Neolithic art. Cave

Background imageLibya Collection: Libya - Tripoli - Panoramic view

Libya - Tripoli - Panoramic view. Note the imposing bulk of Tripoli Cathedral - converted to a Mosque by Muammar Gaddafis regime in 1970 Date: circa late 1930s

Background imageLibya Collection: Cartoon with British and American tanks, WW2

Cartoon with British and American tanks, WW2
Cartoon, political map of Libya with British and American tanks during the Second World War. circa 1942

Background imageLibya Collection: Marabout Oasis near Misrata, Gulf of Sidra, Libya

Marabout Oasis near Misrata, Gulf of Sidra, Libya Date: circa 1940s

Background imageLibya Collection: Said Al Idris Senussi of Libya in Benghazi, WW2

Said Al Idris Senussi of Libya in Benghazi, WW2
Said Al Idris Senussi of Libya, guest of honour at British Officers Club, Benghazi, WW2 Date: circa 1944

Background imageLibya Collection: Said Al Idris Senussi of Libya with Margarba tribe, WW2

Said Al Idris Senussi of Libya with Margarba tribe, WW2
Said Al Idris Senussi of Libya entertains a party of sheiks of the Margarba tribe, WW2 Date: circa 1944

Background imageLibya Collection: Armstrong Whitworth AW. 650 Argosy T. 2 9Q-COA

Armstrong Whitworth AW. 650 Argosy T. 2 9Q-COA
(ex Royal Air Force) Armstrong Whitworth AW.650 Argosy T.2 9Q-COA Jason (msn 6791, ex XR136), of O.R.A.S. (Otrag Range Air Services) at East Midlands Airport, in November 1977

Background imageLibya Collection: Bumeliana Well Walls Defending Defenders Oasis

Bumeliana Well Walls Defending Defenders Oasis
bumeliana, well, walls, defending, defenders, oasis, defence, heroism, heroic, italo, turkish, war, dead, arab, soldier, italian, italy, turkey, gaining, libya, north, africa, ottoman, empire, 1911

Background imageLibya Collection: Title page with vignette of enslaved man

Title page with vignette of enslaved man with chain around his neck under a palm tree. Copperplate engraving from Rev. Isaac Taylors Scenes in Africa for the Amusement

Background imageLibya Collection: Rosita Forbes

Rosita Forbes (1890 - 1967), English travel explorer, a week before her marriage to Lieutenant-Colonel A T McGrath. Forbes was noted for her travel writing and exploration of Libya

Background imageLibya Collection: Sphere cover - The Italians in Tripoli

Sphere cover - The Italians in Tripoli
Front cover of The Sphere featuring a symbolic illustration by the Italian artist, Eduardo Matania, to reflect the involvement of young Italy in the Tripoli campaign

Background imageLibya Collection: Bey of Tripoli and a Moor

Bey of Tripoli and a Moor
Bey of Tripoli (now Libya) and a Moor (Moorish man). 1839

Background imageLibya Collection: MUSSOLINI IN LIBYA

MUSSOLINI IN LIBYA
Mussolini inaugurates the new coast road la strada Litoranea, which was planned to run from Egypt to Tunisia Date: 1937

Background imageLibya Collection: Westland-Sikorsky WS-55 Series 1 G-AOCF

Westland-Sikorsky WS-55 Series 1 G-AOCF (msn WA56), of Autair at Luton Airport 14 September 1955 to 06 April 1964: British European Airways Helicopters Ltd as G-AOCF, named Sir Lionel

Background imageLibya Collection: Armstrong Whitworth AW. 650 Argosy C. 1 9Q-COE

Armstrong Whitworth AW. 650 Argosy C. 1 9Q-COE
(ex Royal Air Force) Armstrong Whitworth AW.650 Argosy C.1 9Q-COE (msn 6778, ex XP446), of O.R.A.S. (Otrag Range Air Services) at East Midlands Airport

Background imageLibya Collection: Armstrong Whitworth AW. 650 Argosy T. 2 9Q-COA

Armstrong Whitworth AW. 650 Argosy T. 2 9Q-COA
(ex Royal Air Force) Armstrong Whitworth AW.650 Argosy T.2 9Q-COA Jason (msn 6791, ex XR136), of O.R.A.S. (Otrag Range Air Services) at East Midlands Airport

Background imageLibya Collection: The Great Baths - Leptis Magna, Libya

The Great Baths - Leptis Magna, Libya
circa 1910s

Background imageLibya Collection: Zeus - Jupiter Ammon

Zeus - Jupiter Ammon
ZEUS/JUPITER AMMON - the Libyan/Egyptian form of the god, who had a famous oracle at the oasis of Siwwa, Libya

Background imageLibya Collection: WW2 - The Free French Air Force in Africa

WW2 - The Free French Air Force in Africa Date: circa 1943

Background imageLibya Collection: Libyan Street Scene

Libyan Street Scene Date: circa 1920s

Background imageLibya Collection: The Italo-Turkish War - Tripoli occupied by Italy

The Italo-Turkish War - Tripoli occupied by Italy
The Italo-Turkish War - A postcard celebrating Tripoli being captured by Italy in 1911. Date: circa 1912

Background imageLibya Collection: Emperor Septemus Severus (193-211 AD). Bust

Emperor Septemus Severus (193-211 AD). Bust
Septimius Severus (145-211), also known as Severus. Roman Emperor from 193-211. Born in Leptis Manga, province of Africa. Dynasty, Severan

Background imageLibya Collection: Street scene in Ain Zara, Tripoli, Libya

Street scene in Ain Zara, Tripoli, Libya, with people and camels. Date: circa 1920

Background imageLibya Collection: LIBYA. Tadrart Acacus. Depiction of a hunting scene

LIBYA. Tadrart Acacus. Depiction of a hunting scene (circa 1500 BC). Neolithic art. Cave

Background imageLibya Collection: LIBYA. Leptis Magna. Forum of Septimius Severus

LIBYA. Leptis Magna. Forum of Septimius Severus. Forum built after the rise to the empire of Lucius Septimius Severus in 193. Sculptural detail with Gorgons head. Roman art. Early Empire. Architecture

Background imageLibya Collection: Libya. Leptis Magna. Archaeology

Libya. Leptis Magna. Archaeology
LIBYA. TRIPOLI. Leptis Magna. Roman theatre, built in 1 AD. Roman art. Early Empire

Background imageLibya Collection: WW2 Poster -- British tanks in action

WW2 Poster -- British tanks in action
British tanks hurled Italy out of Abyssinia, and in Libya completely wrecked Axis plans of conquest. Colour photolithograph. Associated with the Royal Armoured Corps. Date: 1942

Background imageLibya Collection: Defences of El Agheila, Libya, by G. H. Davis

Defences of El Agheila, Libya, by G. H. Davis
Where Rommel planned to make his final stand in Libya during the Second World War: El Agheila and its formidable natural defences

Background imageLibya Collection: Fulbe woman from Cameroon

Fulbe woman from Cameroon
Cameroon, Africa - A seated bare-breasted Fulbe woman and a Fezzan bedouin arab woman from Southern Libya. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageLibya Collection: Italo-Turkish War (1911-12) - Fighting at Tripoli

Italo-Turkish War (1911-12) - Fighting at Tripoli
Fighting before the walls of Tripoli. The Italo Turkish War was launched by Italy against Turkey, with the aim of gaining Libya, in order to counterbalance French conquests in North Africa

Background imageLibya Collection: Italo-Turkish War - Defense of the Bumiliana Wells, Libya

Italo-Turkish War - Defense of the Bumiliana Wells, Libya
Italo-Turkish War - The heroic Italian defense of the Bumiliana Wells, Libya, North Africa. Date: 1911

Background imageLibya Collection: City hall in Misrata, Libya

City hall in Misrata, Libya
City hall with garage (right) and pharmacy (left) in Misrata, a city on the coast to the Mediterranean Sea in Libya. Date: circa 1910

Background imageLibya Collection: Italo-Turkish War - Raffaele Borea Ricci d Olmo, Admiral

Italo-Turkish War - Raffaele Borea Ricci d Olmo, Admiral
Italo-Turkish War - Raffaele Borea Ricci d Olmo, an Italian naval officer with the rank of Counter Admiral. He was the first Italian governor of Tripolitania



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