The Heritage Gazetteer of Libya is designed to provide a tool for exploring the rich historic heritage of Libya, based on the work of members of the Society for Libyan Studies. The core data are drawn from the publications of the Society, including two guidebooks to Tripolitania (2009) and Cyrenaica (2013) by Philip Kenrick; further information is being added from the Archives of the Society, and from other publications by members.
There is an option for others to register, and contribute further information.
For each location we are providing as many variant names as we can identify; we are also providing a unique identifier (URI) – a descriptor which can be read by a computer. We are using those URIs in the catalogue of the Society’s archives; they may also be used in labelling other materials uploaded by us, or by anyone else, to the Internet, in order to make such materials more easily discoverable.
This gazetteer is designed to be interoperable with other specialist gazetteers and other reliable online resources.