Five Top Museums in Libya
Libya is a country rich in history and there is no better way than exploring a piece of this country’s past than heading to some of the many museums. Each museum offers a unique taste of the history of the area with artefact’s, statues and tombs available for you to see.
Apollonia Museum also known as Susa Museum is located in the ancient seaport Apollonia in Cyrene. The museum is home to a selection of historic artefact’s from sculptures to household items and ceramics. You can really soak up the history of the area at this superior museum and it should not be crossed off your to do list when visiting Apollonia.
Red Castle Museum
The Red Castle Museum is located in the bustling city of Tripoli. This museum has four main wings each one dedicated to a piece of the country’s past from the natural history wing and pre-history wing to the traditions wing and tribes wing. There is also a People Era’s Wing which was added later as a tribute to Libya’s struggle for independence.
Leptis Magna Archaeological Museum
The archaeological museum in Leptis Magna is filled with Berber, Punic, Roman and Phoenician artefact’s. It is here where you can see the statues, pottery, jewelry and stunning metal work from these ancient times taking you back in time and enabling you to see how they lived all those centuries ago.
The Ghadames museum is dedicated to the Libyan Berber history from the stone tools they used to use to the fantastic and interesting crafts. There are several wings to this museum with outstanding exhibitions that can take you back in time.
Janzur is found just west of Tripoli and the museum showcases a host of fantastic artefact’s dating back to the first to fourth centuries. Many parts of the museum are built around the original Punic tombs where most of the artefact’s were discovered. A true exploration experience for anyone heading to this area and looking to soak up some history of the country’s past.