U.S., Libya join forces to protect Libya’s cultural heritage

U.S., Libya join forces to protect Libya’s cultural heritage

 

Libya is home to some of the world’s great ancient treasures, from the ancient Greek archeological site of Cyrene to the Old Town of Ghadamès, one of the oldest cities in existence. The U.S. and Libya are working together to make sure cultural artifacts stay in Libya and out of the hands of looters and terrorists.

Two men seated signing a document (State Dept.)
The State Department’s Steven Goldstein (right) and Libyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Lutfi Almughrabi sign a pact on cultural property protection. (State Dept.)

The two governments recently signed a landmark agreement that makes it illegal to bring certain archaeological and cultural items from Libya into the United States without official documentation, or risk confiscation by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials

 

Source: SHAREAMERICA

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