This resource is published by the Society for Libyan Studies; it is designed and supported by King's Digital Lab.The aim of the Gazetteer is to record, and to provide with Unique Identifiers, locations and monuments within modern Libya which are of significance to the history of the area up to 1950; we are offering as many variant names as possible, together with geodata from various sources. The resultant identifiers (URI) can be read by a computer, and used by anyone recording heritage materials online. We hope to encourage contributions from Libya and elsewhere.
The website also holds the Online Catalogue of the Archives of the Society. The Archives are an important resource; the physical archives are housed at the University of Leicester by the School of Archaeology and Ancient History. These materials have now been catalogued; the contents of that Catalogue form the basis for the Online Archive. Entries in the Archive also have Unique Identifiers, and we are gradually linking them to locations in the Gazetteer. We intend to enhance this resource by the addition of digital records of materials in the Archive, and elsewhere.
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