Tag Archives: Libya

Top 10 Archaeological Discoveries of 2011

This month’s Archaeology Magazine highlights the top ten finds of the 2011 Field Season. The list includes: A Viking Boat Burial in Scotland A Neolithic Community in Jordan Open Source Australopithecus in South Africa First Domesticated Dogs in the Czech Republic … Continue reading

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Post-Revolutionary Libya: the Hopes & Risks for Archaeology

The recent uprisings and revolution in Libya has given archaeologists new hope for exploring and conserving the vast historical treasures within the country. Sites, such as the famed Leptis Magna, have largely been ignored and neglected by the Gaddafi regime in … Continue reading

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“Treasure of Benghazi” Stolen From Tumultuous Libya

After the death of Muammar Gaddafi  has provided a brief respite for Libyans. As the civilization begins to take a catalogue, one of the greatest heists in history has been publicized. The so called “Treasure of Benghazi,” the world’s largest collection … Continue reading

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Update on Libya’s Antiquities

In the wake of the civil unrest in the Libya, the state of its antiquities has been cause for concern for scholars and archaeologists. Due to the current political state, independent reporters and UNESCO investigators cannot travel to the state … Continue reading

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The Fate of Libya’s Archaeological Ruins

The recent civil unrest in Libya has brought to the forefront concerns about the safety and conservation of the country’s Archaeological ruins. Northern Africa was home to many powerful, classical civilizations (Carthage, Egypt, Rome, etc). Libya houses magnificent ruins, such … Continue reading

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