Shahat Antiquities Department Official, Adel Boufijara, has warned of the possibility of the collapse of some archaeological monuments, due to the floods that struck the area.

Boufijara told Reuters that the flooding caused mud and rubble to pile in Shahat baths that will require specialised clearing.

“The floods revealed a new site, a water canal that I believe dates back to the Roman era”, Boufijra added, saying it is a distinctive discovery for the city.

Expert on Libyan affairs at the Crisis Group, Claudia Gazzini, expressed her concerns about the condition of the Greek theater in the ancient city after the collapse of part of it, due to the storm that struck the east of the country.


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