Rescuers find seven emaciated prisoners 'buried alive in underground cell in Gaddafi's compound'
Ransacked People gesture at the camera as they walk through Gaddafi's destroyed house in Benghazi
One such palace sits on the outskirts of al Baida.
The villa extends underground to a maze of rooms ending with an exit tunnel for easy escape.
Elsewhere is the guest house where Colonel Gaddafi would stay. The walls around it are windowless.
The bunker in the palace has a fully serviced air filter system and is also equipped with emergency generators, fire alarm, water pumps, and a ladder fixed in what could have served as a back emergency exit to help the leader escape.And these are remains of what was supposed to be the bathroom.
A Libyan man looks up the stairway in an underground bunker inside a destroyed palace owned by Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi in the eastern town of Beyda, Libya,
On the ceilings inmates have used the soot from cigarette lighters to write their names and those of their girlfriends and wives.
A Libyan man is seen reflected in a mirror as he inspects a room inside a destroyed palace owned by Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi in the eastern town of Beyda, Libya, Monday, Feb. 28, 2011. The West moved to send its first concrete aid to Libya's rebellion in the east of the country, hoping to give it the momentum to oust Gadhafi. But the Libyan leader's regime clamped down in its stronghold in the capital, quashing an attempt Monday to hold new protests as residents reported skyrocketing food prices from the crisis. (AP Photo/Tara Todras Whitehill)
Parts of the compound have now been destroyed by looters and rebels, but there are rumours it was connected to Gaddafi's mansion outside the town by tunnels.