Chapter 2
Historical improvement of urban change in Benghazi
The improvement of urban change in Benghazi took place or included six distinct periods namely; the old and ancient Libya, the Roman era, the Islamic era, the Ottoman rule, Modern era, the Italian rule and the current rule.
The prehistoric Libya.
The Berbers were denoted to as Libyans in the Hellenistic era, a Greek term for the populaces of the Berber world and their zones were christened ‘Libya’ and prolonged from existing Morocco to the western boundaries of ancient Egypt. Modern Egyptÿhas Siwa Oasis, which was part of ancient Libya. The siwi dialect which is the Berber language is still spoken in the region[Oliver, Roland & Fagan, Brian M. (1975) Africa in the Iron Age: c. 500 B.C. to A.D. 1400. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; p. 47]
The title Libya was once in use given that 1934 for the new USA which at the start used to be called Tripolitania or Barca, was once the Latin designation for the section of the Maghreb, from the historical Greek. In Classical Greece, it had a wider meaning, which includes the continent was once later (second century BC) known as Africa, which, in antiquity, was believed to structure one-third of the world’s land mass, in contrast to Europe and Asia combined. The Libu is attested in view that the late bronze age as internet hosting the vicinity (Egyptian R’bw, Punic: . . .lby). The anciently called to refer the Libu date to Ramesses II and Merneptah who, pharaohs of the nineteenth Dynasty of Egypt, for the duration of the thirteenth century. LBW appeared as an ethnic name on the Merneptah Stele.[Gardiner, Alan Henderson (1964) Egypt of the Pharaohs: an introduction Oxford University Press, London, p. 273,]

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