Fighters of the Libyan National Transitional Council have opened to the general public the People’s Museum in Tripoli, once home to King Idris until he was ousted by Colonel Muammar Qaddafi in 1961.
The palace was transformed by the Qaddafi family into a semi-private showcase of the Libyan history, mostly meant to impress foreign guests.
Each room provides a historical glimpse of Libya, such as ethnic handiwork from rural areas and Roman era marble.
Other rooms display impressive designs boasting renewable energy and bio-architecture, when the sun drenched North African nation lacks facilities to take advantage of solar energy and has no efficient waste removal system.
The Green Book Room was created for visitors to have an audio visual explanation of Muammar Qaddafi’s political philosophy, which provides an alternative theory to capitalism and communism.