Tag Archives | archeology

US returns 6th Century Marble Statue to Libya

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) International Operations Division Chief Leo Lin returned a sixth century marble statue known as the “Head of a Veiled Woman,” during a repatriation ceremony at the Libyan Embassy, Thursday. “As a federal law enforcement agency with a global reach, HSI is a leader in investigating […]

Libyan Jews Unhappy at new Cultural Property Protection Agreement

The US Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs I. Steven Goldstein and Libyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs Under Secretary for Political Affairs Lutfi Almughrabi have signed a landmark bilateral Memorandum of Understanding on cultural property protection at the U.S. Department of State. As part of the ongoing cooperation between the United […]

Video: Unlikely Saviours Protect Leptis Magna

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. A group of armed volunteers patrols the 50-hectare UNESCO World Heritage site of Leptis Magna in Libya to safeguard the Roman remains from looting, vandalism and possible attacks from jihadists:

UNESCO Organizes Training Courses

UNESCO has organized jointly with the Department of Antiquities of Libya and the “Istituto Superiore per la Conservazione e il Restauro – IsCR” a training courses in conservation of movable property in Libya 8 June – 4 July 2013. The training, held in famous heritage sites Leptis Magna and Villa Silin, lasted 5 weeks and […]

Polish Conservation Experts to Aid Libya

Libya Herald reports that conservation experts from Poland are planning to come to Libya next year to help restore Libyan monuments. An exhibition showcasing Polish achievements in conservation will also come to Tripoli in 2013; it will provide an opportunity for Libyan and Polish companies to explore future business links, create international contacts and share best […]