Libya – Restoring Libyan artifacts that were stolen in 2011
The Archaeological Museum in the city of Benghazi in Libya recently retook metal, gold, silver and bronze pieces, as well as potteries dating back to the prehistoric era, had been looted in mid-2011 in mysterious circumstances. The pieces were restored with the help of the national army and the citizens. This came in a statement to Arab 24 made by Fathi Ali Suehali, member of the Antiques monitoring department. UNESCO threatened to withdraw some of the archaeological sites of the global locations due to the officials’ inability to provide the required protection according to the international standards.