Friday, May 1, 2009

Saraia El Hamra Castle (The Red Castle) in Libya

View of Saraia El Hamra Castle (The Red Castle)
Tripoli - Libya

This is postmarked in 2009 with two great Libya stamps about the total Eclipse of 2006.

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The Red Castle Museum or Assaraya Alhamra Museum is Libya's national museum. It is located in the historic building known as the "Red Castle" or "Red Saraya".

Designed in conjunction with UNESCO, the museum covers 5,000 years from prehistory to the independence revolution (1953) era. It is located in Tripoli's Assaria al-Hamra or Red Castle fortress, on the promontory above and adjacent to the old-town district with medina Ghadema.

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