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Banghazi / Bengasi

facts in brief


Part of Antonio Borg's map, ca. 1760
Part of Antonio Borg's map, ca. 1760





Facts in brief:

Modern city situated over Hellenistic & Roman towns; probably first settled from Cyrene; replaced by new city 3rd cen. BC, slightly to SW due to silting of lagoons; largely unoccupied 11-15th cen.; greatly expanded 1835-1911 during Turkish rule.

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