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Libya, Old Town of Ghadamès

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Location Ghadames, Libya
Coordinates N30 7 60 E9 30 0
Date of Inscription 1986

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Ghadamès, known as 'the pearl of the desert', stands in an oasis. It is one of the oldest pre-Saharan cities and an outstanding example of a traditional settlement. Its domestic architecture is characterized by a vertical division of functions: the ground floor used to store supplies; then another floor for the family, overhanging covered alleys that create what is almost an underground network of passageways; and, at the top, open-air terraces reserved for the women.

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