The Heritage Committee of the Islamic World affiliated to the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) has approved, during its 11th meeting in the Moroccan city of Rabat, the inclusion of 21 Libyan historical sites and cultural elements on the final lists of tangible and intangible heritage of the Islamic world.

A statement by ISESCO indicated that the committee included 31 items in the preliminary list awaiting approval during the next meeting, pointing out that Libya’s share was the largest in number among those included in the decision, which places it at the top of the Islamic world’s final list of tangible heritage.

Last year, ISESCO included 22 Libyan archaeological sites on the list of heritage in the Islamic world, during the 10th session of the Heritage Committee of the Islamic World, held in Rabat.