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Ghadames, Libya’s ‘pearl of the desert’

Ghadames is one of the oldest pre-Saharan settlement.

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Ghadames is an oasis settlement found in a district called Nalut. It is located in the northwestern part of Libya. The people of Ghadames speak a Berber language called Ghadamès. The beautiful architecture is made of palm tree trunks, lime and mud.

Photo: George Steinmetz

Photo: George Steinmetz

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Mike Gadd

Photo: Mike Gadd

Photo: George Steinmetz

Photo: George Steinmetz

Photo: Mike Gadd

Photo: Mike Gadd

Photo: George Steinmertz

Photo: George Steinmertz

Photo: George Steinmertz

Photo: George Steinmertz

Photo: George Steinmertz

Photo: George Steinmertz

Photo: George Steinmertz

Photo: George Steinmertz

Photo: Mike Gadd

Photo: Mike Gadd

Photo: George Steinmetz

Photo: George Steinmetz

Photo: George Steinmertz

Photo: George Steinmertz

Photo: Mike Gadd

Photo: Mike Gadd