Libya's ancient 'cave houses' face uncertain future | Libya News | Al Jazeera

Libya's ancient 'cave houses' face uncertain future

The mountainous city of Gharyan once had 3,000 cave homes; now only a few survive to provide modern-day living.

    Homes come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, including cave houses in Libya.

    Some are hundreds of years old in the mountainous city of Gharyan.

    The northern city once had 3,000 cave homes; now, only a few survive to provide modern-day living.

    Al Jazeera's Mahmoud Abdelwahed reports from Gharyan.


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