“Libya’s ancient sites not exposed to same risk as in Syria”

May '16

Libya has not faced the same risk to its antiquities as Syria and Iraq, though there is evidence the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is involved in the smuggling of antiquities, Libyan and international experts said May 11.  Libya is rich in ancient sites, including some of North Africa’s finest Roman and Greek ruins, as well as prehistoric rock art in the desert region of Fezzan.