This is the second volume in this series, which was launched to great acclaim in 2009. Cyrenaica (known to the Arabs as the Jabal Akhdar, the Green Mountain) has a terrain which resembles that of Greece or western Turkey. It was settled at an early date by Greeks and subsequently was part of the Roman and Byzantine empires before the advent of the Arabs. Each of these civilisations has left its mark on the landscape, not only at the locations of the major cities on the coast, but also at a host of lesser towns and villages whose ruins still dot the countryside. All are described and explained in a comprehensive gazetteer.
- Historical background, from prehistory until the Italian invasion in 1911
- Regional maps, site plans, drawings and reconstructions of individual buildings
- Museum layout plans and guides to displays
- Navigating instructions, with GPS coordinates for most sites
- Lavish photography in colour