archeology

Graffiti defaces prehistoric rock art in Libya

 
One of the most beautiful historic sites in Libya is under threat. Our observer has sounded the alarm over the situation at Tadrart Acacus, a mountain range in the country’s desert south where vandals have been destroying prehistoric rock art dating back thousands of years. Read more...
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Ancient Libyan necropolis threatened by real estate speculators

 
Local residents recently destroyed part of the Cyrene necropolis, an ancient Greek city in north-eastern Libya, to make way for houses and shops. Our Observer, an archaeology professor, laments the authorities’ unwillingness to act to prevent the destruction of this invaluable archaeological heritage. Read more...
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Egyptians rally against looting of pyramid grounds

 
Protesters gathered Monday near Egypt’s Dahshur pyramids to demand that the government take action against widespread robbing of their ancient tombs. Archaeologists say that this looting has gotten out of control since the Egyptian revolution. Read more...

Iraqi temple: Disneyland for coalition troops

The Iraqi city of Ur: a cradle of civilisation, an archaeological landmark and, according to the bible, the birthplace of Father Abraham. For six years Iraqis themselves were banned from visiting the site, while hoards of American soldiers and other coalition forces were being bussed in daily. Read more...

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