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With its controversial politics, Libya has been an overlooked destination although the revolution and resulting civil war in 2011 has brought the country to the world’s attention.

The fourth-largest country in Africa, Libya has a long history featuring Greek, Roman, Arabic, Ottoman and Italian influences, resulting in five of Libya’s towns and one of its mountain regions being recognized at UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

With the civil war still raging and two parties claiming rightful rule over the country, Matador brings you articles to help you understand these issues and the background behind them.

In addition we’re also publishing photo essays and narrative works on what to see and do in the country from Cyrene, an ancient Greek colony to Ghadames a Berber Oasis.

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