Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Old City of Kabaw, Libya

The Old City of Kabaw
Kawaw - Libya

postmarked in 2009 with two Libya stamps featuring people - 100 each

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This is old town and qsar (fortified storage area). This qsar is the main section of an ancient grainery . The gate was usually kept locked, but once inside, there are small rooms used for storage giving the feeling that this was once a small, fortified village. The rooms were used to store dates, wheat, and oil. Each small room had a door made from palm trunks. You can still see an old mill wheel, once used to make pure oil.

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