Libyans protect cultural heritage

NOSDutch public broadcaster NOS have mentioned in their live blog that Libyans are determined to protect their cultural heritage. The old Roman city of Leptis Magna, 130km east of Tripoli, has so far withstood the unrest. An advisor to a Libyan cultural institute says there have been no reports of damage to heritage sites.

During the Egyptian demonstrations, museums were plundered. A British archaeologist who works frequently in Libya says he expects the population will protect the museums and old cities.

Find the live blog here (Dutch)

ReutersReuters have also reported about the cultural heritage sites in Libya, read their article here.

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2 Responses to Libyans protect cultural heritage

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  2. B says:

    Yes. But what abou NATO? Does NATO have any especial programme for the protection of cultural heritage in Libya, during bombardments?

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