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Libyan Collection

Background imageLibyan Collection: Benghazi, Libya - Lungomare

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

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

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

Background imageLibyan 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 imageLibyan 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 imageLibyan Collection: Across the Libyan desert by motorcycle

Across the Libyan desert by motorcycle
Two motorcyclists crossed the Libyan desert from Cairo to Siwa and back again. This was the first time this had been done

Background imageLibyan 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 imageLibyan 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 imageLibyan Collection: Successful campaign in the Libyan desert. Italian soldiers about to trigger an underground device

Successful campaign in the Libyan desert. Italian soldiers about to trigger an underground device. Date: 1941

Background imageLibyan Collection: Antonov An-26 5A-DOH

Antonov An-26 5A-DOH (msn 132-02) of Libyan Arab Air Cargo Date: circa 2005

Background imageLibyan Collection: Meridionali Ro. 37

Meridionali Ro. 37
(ex Regia Aeronautica) - Meridionali Ro.37, providing shelter for British servicemen after capture in the Libyan campaign, circa 1942. Date: circa 1942

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

The Great Baths - Leptis Magna, Libya
circa 1910s

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

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

Background imageLibyan Collection: Libyan Street Scene

Libyan Street Scene Date: circa 1920s

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

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

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

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

Background imageLibyan 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 imageLibyan Collection: Libya. Leptis Magna. Archaeology

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

Background imageLibyan 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 imageLibyan 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 imageLibyan 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 imageLibyan 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

Background imageLibyan Collection: Libyan Traders Houses at Zinder, Niger, Africa

Libyan Traders Houses at Zinder, Niger, Africa. An important centre of the Trans-Saharan trade with the founding of the Sultanate of Damagaram in 1736 by Kanouri aristocrats. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageLibyan Collection: Italy warned by Menelik of dealing with the Ottoman Sultan

Italy warned by Menelik of dealing with the Ottoman Sultan
The Italians in Libya - Italo-Turkish War. Menelik I, the Emperor of Ethiopia (who had defeated Italy in 1889) warns Italy

Background imageLibyan Collection: Libya. Leptis Magna. Roman City. View of Macellum. 1st C. BC

Libya. Leptis Magna. Roman City. View of Macellum. 1st C. BC
Libya. Leptis Magna. City of the Roman Empire. View of Marketplace with the circular Macellum. 1st C. BC

Background imageLibyan Collection: Street of main banks, Tripoli, Libya

Street of main banks, Tripoli, Libya
Street of main banks, including the Banco Sicilia on the right, in Tripoli, Libya. Date: circa 1920

Background imageLibyan Collection: Coptic and Ethiopian monks, west Ethiopian man and Libyan

Coptic and Ethiopian monks, west Ethiopian man and Libyan.. Handcolored lithograph from Friedrich Wilhelm Goedsches Complete Gallery of Peoples in True Pictures, Meissen, circa 1835-1840

Background imageLibyan Collection: Rosita Forbes at Jaghbub crossing the Sahara Desert

Rosita Forbes at Jaghbub crossing the Sahara Desert
Rosita Forbes (1890-1967), English travel writer and explorer at Jaghbub (a remote desert oasis village in the eastern Libyan Desert)

Background imageLibyan Collection: German and Italian tanks in Libya by G. H. Davis

German and Italian tanks in Libya by G. H. Davis
Panzer types: German and Italian tanks opposing British tanks in the Libyan desert during the Second World War. Date: 1941

Background imageLibyan Collection: WW2 - Free French Forces in Africa

WW2 - Free French Forces in Africa - who won victories at Mourzouk, Kufra, Massawa and Keren (Libyan Campaign). Date: circa 1943

Background imageLibyan Collection: Libya - Tripoli - narrow passage within the Old City

Libya - Tripoli - narrow passage within the Old City Date: circa late 1930s

Background imageLibyan Collection: Libya - Tripoli - The seafront / Waterfront

Libya - Tripoli - The seafront / Waterfront Date: circa late 1930s

Background imageLibyan Collection: Map of Northern Africa

Map of Northern Africa. Date: 1807

Background imageLibyan Collection: The Kings Palace, Tripoli, Libya

The Kings Palace, Tripoli, Libya
The Kings Palace (Palazzo Reale), Tripoli, Libya. The rather nice stamp features King Idris of Libya (1889-1983), who reigned from 1951 until he was deposed in a 1969 coup d etat by army officers led

Background imageLibyan Collection: LIBYA. SIRTE BASIN. Sabratha. Temple of Isis

LIBYA. SIRTE BASIN. Sabratha. Temple of Isis

Background imageLibyan Collection: Italo-Turkish War - Peace

Italo-Turkish War - Peace at the end of the war symbolically depicted by a handshake between Sultan Mehmed V and King Victor Emmanuel III - October, 1912

Background imageLibyan Collection: Italo-Turkish War (1911-12) - Courage

Italo-Turkish War (1911-12) - Courage
An Italian postcard entitled " Courage! Victory is Nigh!". The Italo Turkish War was launched by Italy against Turkey, with the aim of gaining Libya

Background imageLibyan Collection: Scene in the Libyan or Western Desert, Egypt

Scene in the Libyan or Western Desert, Egypt, with arabs, camels, and undulating sand dunes. Date: 1936

Background imageLibyan Collection: Italo-Turkish War - Landing Italian Troops

Italo-Turkish War - Landing Italian Troops at Tripoli on 11th October 1911. Date: 1911

Background imageLibyan Collection: Panorama of Tripoli, Libya with minarets and rooftops

Panorama of Tripoli, Libya with minarets and rooftops - at this stage under Ottoman occupation (pre-conquest by Italy). Date: circa 1910

Background imageLibyan Collection: Gadames, Libya - Interior of a Notable Home

Gadames, Libya - Interior of a Notable Home
Ghadames - an oasis town in the Nalut District of the Tripolitania region in northwestern Libya - Interior of a Notable Home. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageLibyan Collection: Junkers Ju 52 3m -pair of wrecks in the Libyan desert

Junkers Ju 52 3m -pair of wrecks in the Libyan desert

Background imageLibyan Collection: Libya. Tadrart Acacus. Archaeology

Libya. Tadrart Acacus. Archaeology
LIBYA. Tadrart Acacus. Representation of a village (12.000-8000 a.C.). Neolithic art. Cave

Background imageLibyan Collection: German strong point in Libyan desert by G. H. Davis

German strong point in Libyan desert by G. H. Davis
A German strong point in the Libyan desert during the Second World War. A stealthy prelude to major events: how a watch is kept by the Allies on enemy movements. Date: 1942



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