Bani Walid

Bani Walid (Banu Walid, Bin Ulid, etc.) is a town in Libya that became notorious during the Libyan Civil War as one of the strongholds of the Khadaffi clan.

There is a medieval cemetery that is used as a garbage dump; the tomb of the local Muslim saint is surrounded by a roundabout. The town also has a little museum, run by one man, with a splendid collection of objects from Lepcis Magna, Oea (modern Tripoli), Ghirza, and several locations along the nearby wadis. The objects are all in a Roman-Libyan style. The visitor will find the museum east of the only hotel in the city - if it still exists.

This museum was visited in 2006, 2008.

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This page was last modified on 8 February 2019.