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1) Muammar Gaddafi- President of Lybia for 40 years.
2)Ali Omar Ermer- Artist, writer
Libya's Current Leader- Mohammed Magarief
The coastal plain of Libya was inhabited as early as 6000 B.C. by a Neolithic culture, skilled in the domestication of cattle and the cultivation of crops. To the south, in what is now the Sahara, hunters and herdsmen roamed what was then a well-watered savanna.
In the 6th century, the Byzantines conquered the Vandals, and ruled the coastal regions of Libya until the Arab conquest in the 7th century. The Arabs mixed in with the Berbers, who gradually entered into the Muslim Arab culture. In the 7th century BC Greek colonist settled into Cyrenaica. In 96 BC, they forced Egypt to surrender Cyrenaica, and Roman influence later extended as far south as the Fezzan. Libya became very prosperous under Roman rule. In September 1911, Italians invaded Libya, with fierce resistance from the Turks and indigenous Libyans. A peace treaty in October 1912 placed Libya under Italian rule.
The European nation that colonized Libya in 1911 was Italy. In 1949 the UN voted that Libya become an independent nation. Libya finally gained their independence in 1951.
Photos of Libya's landscape
90% of Libya is desert land. Agriculture and life is possible in only a few small areas.
Located by the Mediterranean Sea
Libya's more populated areas are along the more fertile strip at the coast of the sea.
Places to visit!
The Leptis Magna
This site is ancient and is a must see! it is one of the best preserved Roman cities, and is situated on the Mediterranean Sea!
The Arch of Marcus Aurelius