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Libyan Archaeological Sites Survive NATO Airstrikes

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According to a London-based Libyan archaeologist, Libya’s famed archaeological sites, including the glorious and well-preserved ruins of the Roman trading city of Leptis Magna,* were unharmed during months of NATO airstrikes launched against the forces of Moammar Gadhafi. Hafed Walda, a research fellow at Kings College in London, says all of the sites he has inspected in the western half of the country, including Leptis Magna, Rasaimergib Fort and Sabratha, have shown no damage from NATO’s extensive bombing campaign. In the coming weeks and months, Walda will visit eastern Libya, as well as the country’s vast desert interior, to determine the extent of destruction and looting to the country’s archaeological and cultural heritage sites.

Libyan Archaeological Sites Survive NATO Airstrikes

According to a London-based Libyan archaeologist, Libya’s famed archaeological sites, including the glorious and well-preserved ruins of the Roman trading city of Leptis Magna, were unharmed during months of NATO airstrikes launched against the forces of Moammar Gadhafi.


 
* See Arthur Segal, “Leptis Magna: Jewel of the Maghreb,” Archaeology Odyssey, July/August 2001.

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