The Antiquities Authority, University of Palermo review resuming work in ancient Sabratha

The Antiquities Authority, University of Palermo review resuming work in ancient Sabratha

December 02, 2020 - 13:42
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

In a statement to The Libyan Observer, the authority's media office said on Tuesday that the Italian mission of Palermo had previously covered the eroded area in Sabratha with wood.

The First Secretary of the Italian Embassy has conducted a visit to the Antiquities Authority in Tripoli, where he was received by the head of the authority Dr. Muhammad Faraj al-Falous.​​

The two parties discussed, in the presence of the Director of the Projects Department and head of the International Cooperation and Information Office, cooperation in the fields of training, human capacity development, especially with regard to archiving, and the preservation of archaeological sites.

The meeting dealt with means of finding financial support to deal with the erosion that occurred at the excavation site of the Italian Palermo University in the ancient city of Sabratha, as well as supporting other archaeological sites in Leptis Magna.

In a statement to The Libyan Observer, the authority's media office said on Tuesday that the Italian mission of Palermo had previously covered the eroded area in Sabratha with wood.

However, the mission ended its work several years ago, and the floor now is weak and requires upkeep due to climatic factors, the authority's media office added.

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