Protecting Libya’s Heritage as Country Tries to Resurrect Tourism Industry

05 Jan 2012 10:43 AM | Anonymous

Protecting Libya’s Heritage as Country Tries to Resurrect Tourism Industry
05/01/2012 10:54:00
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The archaeological site of Leptis Magna, part of Libya's rich cultural heritage and historical treasures, recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage site

Libya boasts a rich cultural heritage; Palaeolithic rock paintings, Greek and Roman ruins and ancient desert oases. These historic treasures, including six UNESCO World Heritage sites, have suffered years of neglect and most recently the perils of conflict.

During the conflict in Libya there were allegations that pro-Gaddafi troops and missiles were being hidden in the ancient city of Leptis Magna and that Gaddafi was using it as an archaeological shield.
 
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