A Libyan coastal town overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, located approximately 75 km east of the capital, Tripoli, and is considered one of the suburbs of the Greater Tripoli area.

The town’s administrative scope extends from the town of Ghanima in the east to the Qarabulli  in the west via the coastal highway and is bordered by the sea to the north, and the city of Msallata to the south, it has been affiliated with the Tripoli municipality since 2012 and is considered the popular gateway to the eastern Tripoli.

Qasr Al-Akhyar consisted of a mixture of tribes and families. This mixture appeared since the Ottoman era in a crucible that formed a single cultural pattern, from which one sub-culture was formed. Racial tribalism has no significant role in building this semi-urban area.

It is a more than 4,000 years old, and the reason for its name is due to the Bani Khiar tribe, a branch of the Hawara tribe, which inhabited the Nafusa Mountains, the area of Khums and the north of Tarhuna since ancient times.

It was said that the Bani Khiar tribe built five palaces, as just one of them remains, which was restored at the end of the ninth century by the district administrator at that time, which is what we know today (Qasr Al-Akhyar).

And the center of Al-Akhyar Palace is an archaeological area. Most of the area’s monuments date back to the Roman era. Several caves were found in it, samples of its pottery tools were studied, indicating that they ranged between 1500 and 2000 BC, and some of which may date back to the Numidian era.

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