The five strangest finds from revolutionary Tripoli

While the man himself has yet to be found, rebels rooting through the Tripoli homes of Muammar Gaddafi and his family have managed to unearth some bizarre treasures. Here are our top five:

 

5. Gaddafi’s golf buggy, which he sat in while holding his umbrella-ella-ella back in February.

 

4. A military hat, huge gold necklace and inexplicably hairy sceptre, flaunted by a celebrating rebel.

 

3. The famous golden gun.

 

2. A golden sofa in the shape of a mermaid and bearing the face of Gaddafi’s daughter Aisha.

 

1. An album full of photos of Condoleezza Rice, who Gaddafi once called “my darling black African woman”.

 

We wonder if Condi keeps pictures of Gaddafi at home . . .

UPDATE: We’ve been reliably informed that the “hairy sceptre” is in fact a fly-whisk – not so inexplicable after all.

8 Comments

  1. Brian Black
    Posted August 25, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Permalink

    Is the guy in the hat now in charge of Libya? Is that how it works?

  2. Silveradical
    Posted August 25, 2011 at 4:34 pm | Permalink

    That hairy sceptre is no doubt the imperial flywhisk!

  3. Posted August 25, 2011 at 5:46 pm | Permalink

    I imagine the ‘sceptre’ is actually a fly-whisk, quite useful in certain parts of the world.

  4. dapplegrey
    Posted August 25, 2011 at 6:10 pm | Permalink

    I think the hairy sceptre is probably for swishing flies away when on horseback.

  5. Iain Simpson
    Posted August 25, 2011 at 8:41 pm | Permalink

    Condi never kept photos of Gaddafi at home. We all know she fancies Hugo Chavez,. She’s said terrible things about him but never stopped talking about him. Anyone who’s read a romantic novel knows what this means.

  6. Matt
    Posted August 25, 2011 at 11:03 pm | Permalink

    Condi never kept photos of Gaddafi at home. We all know she fancies Hugo Chavez,. She’s said terrible things about him but never stopped talking about him. Anyone who’s read a romantic novel knows what this means.

    Yes, it means that she can spot a wrong ‘un!

  7. Alaska Paul
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 5:58 am | Permalink

    So what happened to all of the sprockets G’Daffy wore on his sash? Inquiring people want to know.

  8. dave
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 10:46 pm | Permalink

    “Hairy sceptre” ffs.

    Is this an episode of The Young Ones?

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