"Qasr Libya" Qasr Libiya by grets

Qasr Libiya Travel Guide: 5 reviews and 54 photos

In the 5th century AD, Qasr Libya was the residence of the bishop, and there are still a couple of churches of great religious interest here. The Western Church is known for its extraordinary architecture, and the Eastern Church for its splendid 50 pieces of mosaics from the 6th century. The mosaics, which are in excellent condition, depict a wide an interesting range of subjects such as the Pharos Lighthouse of Alexandria, once of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Other subjects include pagan themes, as well as images of humans and animals. The church was converted to a fort during the Turkish occupation of the area. The mosaics remained hidden until they were rediscovered by accident by dam workers in 1957 and are now housed in the museum. It is considered one of the world’s finest collection of mosaics.

  • Last visit to Qasr Libiya: Feb 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Mar 30, 2007 at 11:36 PM

    Fabulous mosaics! The bear is almost living but the satyr is not bad neither! Thanks for the wonderful travelogues!

  • VideoDave's Profile Photo
    Aug 25, 2005 at 5:33 AM

    Beautiful pictures of the mosaics.

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Apr 24, 2005 at 3:27 AM

    So many beautiful mosaics! Libya sounds to be a facinating country and I hope to visit one day.

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Apr 9, 2005 at 4:08 PM

    I really like the mosaics. Very interesting. Thanks,Grete

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