Vandalism and neglect haunt Libya’s ancient heritage sites

A general view of the ancient ruins of the Greek and Roman city of Cyrene, in Shahhat, Libya October 20, 2018. Picture taken October 20, 2018. REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori

SHAHAT, Libya (Reuters) – Graffiti covers the ruins of Cyrene in eastern Libya, a city founded by Greeks more than 2,600 years ago that once attracted tourists but is now neglected and the target of vandals. Insecurity and looting has hit Libya’s archaeological sites in the chaos and fighting that has followed the overthrow of […]

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