Tripoli Old Town is Being Defaced

Tripoli Old Town is Being Defaced

July 19, 2016 - 12:27
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The Old Town heritage is being distorted and is greatly endangered by the continuous modern constructions that are taking place next to ancient landmarks built hundreds of years ago by the Ottoman Empire and Italians. The Libyan Observer takes a peek, secretly as the new constructors have refused to let any cameras document their works, at the shaky old buildings that are being replaced by modern ones in the Old Town, Tripoli.

Tripoli’s Old Town is one of Libya’s ancient landmarks that overlooks the Mediterranean. It consists of many old buildings, which date back to more than 500 years ago as they were built during the Ottoman Empire and the Italian’s Occupation of Libya.