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Libya floods reveal new remains at ancient Cyrene

Remnants of the ancient Greek city of Cyrene, which had been hidden for centuries, have come to light in Libya. Recent devastating floods that...

Ancient melon genome from Libya yields surprising insights into watermelon relative

The oldest known seeds from a watermelon relative, dating back 6,000 years to the Neolithic period, were found during an archaeological dig in Libya....

US returns smuggled ancient artifacts to Libya

The United States on Thursday returned a cache of smuggled ancient artifacts to Libya as the oil-rich Mediterranean country struggles to protect its heritage...

African Heritage Sites threatened by coastal flooding and erosion as sea-level rise accelerates

Heritage of Outstanding and Universal Value located along the African coast is at risk from climate change. A global team of climate risk and...

Scientists digitally ‘unwrap’ mummy of pharaoh Amenhotep I

All the royal mummies found in the 19th and 20th centuries have long since been opened for study. With one exception: egyptologists have never...

Jewel of Roman Empire lies neglected in Libya chaos

Once among the Roman Empire's most beautiful cities, Leptis Magna lies neglected and shunned by tourists after a decade of war, but some see...