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Tripoli



Tripoli
Introduction

1. Jamahiriya Museum, part 1

2. Jamahiriya Museum, part 2

3. Tripoli Castle

4. Medina and suuqs

5. Aurelian Arch

6. Gurgi Mosque

7. Other medina mosques

8. Karamanli house

9. Italian cathedral

10. Modern city




















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TRIPOLI
Aurelian Arch

Tripoli, Libya / Aurelian Arch


Tripoli, Libya / Aurelian Arch


Very, very little survives of the Roman town Oea. The four-pillared arch of Marcus Aurelius from ca. 164 CE is virtually the only exception to this. To a large extent, the arch served as entrance to the city. It was the only one of Oea.
The arch contains fine decorations, showing Apollo and Minerva. Now-empty niches contained statues of Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus.




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