The 10th Infantry Battalion of the Libyan National Army has taken on the restoration and upkeep of the historic Sebha Castle. This initiative is part of the army’s community support program for local communities, as per an official statement.
“The restoration work, supervised by the 10th Battalion commander, was completed by a team of engineers and specialists in the field of antiquities and restoration.
On Saturday, the battalion posted a statement on Facebook, announcing that “the restoration of the ancient castle was completed in four months. This castle stands as a symbol of Libya and was destroyed by numerous wars in the past. Despite the warring parties’ efforts to erase the city’s history from existence, the Libyan National Army took up the task of restoring it based on their General Commander’s instructions.”
Sebha Castle is a fortress located in the southeast of Sebha city in southern Libya. It was built on the ruins of an ancient building that dates back more than 2500 years, and it is believed to date back to the Garamantes era. The castle was rebuilt by Ahmed bin Hawidi Al-Khuraimani between 1622 and 1626 AD. It is also known as Fort Elena or Fortezza Margherita. During the Italian colonial period, it was used as a military base. It was previously known as Fortezza Margherita and was built during the Italian colonial period.