Magharebia (Washington DC)

4 December 2012

Libya: Local Historic Sites to Receive Security Protection

UNESCO launched a two-year, multi-million dollar project aimed at preserving Libya's cultural heritage, Libya Herald reported on Monday (December 3rd). The initiative includes the training and deployment of security guards.

"Priority will be given to the physical protection of cultural heritage sites and museum collections," UNESCO spokesperson Roni Amelan said.

Libya has five UNESCO World Heritage sites: Cyrene, Leptis Magna, Sabratha, Ghadames, and Tadrart Acacus.

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