Old Town of Ghadamès (UNESCO/NHK)

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James Blake Wiener
by UNESCO TV NHK Nippon Hoso Kyokai
published on 27 July 2018
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Ghadamès in Libya, 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.

Source: UNESCO TV / © NHK Nippon Hoso Kyokai
URL: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/362/

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Kyokai, U. T. N. N. H. (2018, July 27). Old Town of Ghadamès (UNESCO/NHK). World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/1529/old-town-of-ghadames-unesconhk/

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Kyokai, UNESCO TV NHK Nippon Hoso. "Old Town of Ghadamès (UNESCO/NHK)." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified July 27, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/video/1529/old-town-of-ghadames-unesconhk/.

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Kyokai, UNESCO TV NHK Nippon Hoso. "Old Town of Ghadamès (UNESCO/NHK)." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 27 Jul 2018. Web. 20 Oct 2021.