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The Libyan landscape is rich with the treasures of ancient civilizations dating back thousands of years. Many are still in superb condition, particularly the more popular ones in Sabrata, Leptis Magna and Cyrene.
There are numerous magnificent examples of ancient worlds in Libya, perhaps not as superbly preserved, but definitely as historically and archaeologically awesome. Over the years, and especially during Gaddafi's time, many of these ancient treasures were ignored and neglected. My children played among the ruins of Sabrata when they were growing up, and never once did I see anyone else there besides our family, not even a guard. Sadly, the history of ancient Libya has not been taught in schools for decades, replaced instead with readings like the Green Book and praises of Gaddafi for 42 years.
The sands of centuries has covered, protected, or eroded away some of the more ancient and untended settlements of Libyan history, but fascinating examples still stand stalwart against time, waiting to be noticed and treasured...
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