Documenting and Conserving the Endangered Heritage of the Nafusā Mountains

Tripolitania, Libya

Amount $ 492.2K

Years 2022

Operator University of Durham

Type of grant Call for projects

The Amazigh, or Berbers, were historically multi-religious and inhabited the Nafusa mountains. Persecuted by the Gadhafi regime from 1973 onwards, Amazigh heritage and architecture are highly endangered. The project focuses on rehabilitating a mosque and one other traditional building, carrying out a survey and documentation of tangible and intangible heritage of the region, and providing on-the-job training for local heritage professionals.