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"Also known as Pentapolis in antiquity, it was part of the Creta et Cyrenaica province during the Roman period, later divided in Libia Pentapolis and Libia Sicca. During the Islamic period, the area came to be known as Barqa, after the city of Barca.
Posted by Anonymoose 2012-03-06 18:21||
#2 From 1927 to 1943 it was known as Italian Libya.
Now it's starting to make sense. They probably think of themselves as having somewhat more European tastes and sensibilities. This is common in northern Africa.
In those days they probably became quite fond of things Italian.
Posted by Anonymoose 2012-03-06 18:27||
#3 I'll order more popcorn.
Posted by Barbara 2012-03-06 19:13||
#4 Whatever they call themselves, they see themselves as being different, and a different nation, than Tripolitania (the western half of Libya). This will be a test of the new world order.
Posted by Steve White 2012-03-06 19:46||
#5 I can live with the division, we might even see the old Libyan royal family make a comeback in an Italian sort of royal family way: there to have palaces and grand parties, and to promote tourism. That part of Libya has the best Roman ruins and historic sites in it, anyway.
Posted by Shieldwolf 2012-03-06 21:59||
#6 Let's cut to the chase and get to the question foremost on the minds of Rantburgers. Who gets Wheelus?
Posted by Shimble Guelph5793 2012-03-06 22:05||
#7 DEFENCE.PK/FORUMS > [Tripoli Officials] LIBYA COULD FALL APART AS EAST DECLARES AUTONOMY.
Are we missing Uncle Muammar yet???
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-03-06 22:19||