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May 17, 2020

45 Amazing Vintage Photos Capture Everyday Life of Libya in the Mid-1970s

Libya is a country in the Maghreb region in North Africa, bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Egypt to the east, Sudan to the southeast, Chad to the south, Niger to the southwest, Algeria to the west, and Tunisia to the northwest.

Libya is the fourth largest country in Africa, and is the 16th largest country in the world. It has the 10th-largest proven oil reserves of any country in the world. The largest city and capital, Tripoli, is located in western Libya, the second-largest city is Benghazi, which is located in eastern Libya.

Libya is a member of the United Nations (since 1955), the Non-Aligned Movement, the Arab League, the OIC and OPEC. The country's official religion is Islam, with 96.6% of the Libyan population being Sunni Muslims.

These vintage photos were taken by nickphoto21 that show everyday life of Libya in 1974 and 1975.

Benghazi. Old housing. New flats in the distance behind

Benghazi children

Benghazi harbour at the sunset

Benghazi souk

Benghazi street scenes

Benghazi street scenes

Benghazi street scenes

Benghazi street scenes

Benghazi. A cinema poster

Benghazi. A nation of shopkeepers

Benghazi. Children playing

Benghazi. Fishing in harbour

Benghazi. Immigrant labourers stopping for a chat

Benghazi. New flats

Benghazi. New mosque

Benghazi. Outside a cafe

Benghazi. Street market

Benghazi. Street market

Benghazi. Street market

Benghazi. The Corniche

Benghazi. The former Roman Catholic Cathedral and the Gezzira Palace Hotel

Benghazi. The old lighthouse in the background

Beida at the sunset

Cyrene. Temple of Apollo

Cyrene. The coast in the far distance

Cyrene. The Graeco Roman ruins of Cyrene In Eastern Libya

Cyrene. The ruins of Cyrene in Eastern Libya, some 70 miles east of Benghazi,

Leptis Magna. Amphitheatre

Leptis Magna. The stage of the Roman amphitheatre

Leptis Magna

Sabratha Theatre

Sabratha Theatre

Sabratha. Theatre stage

Tripoli seafront

Tripoli street scenes

Tripoli street scenes

Tripoli street scenes

Tripoli. Entrance to the old souk

Tripoli. Gurgi Road

Tripoli. Italian Bank

Tripoli. Old souk with a few oranges and carrots for sale

Tripoli. The castle

Tripoli. The Corniche

Tripoli. The old souk

Tripoli. Town centre




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