Claudia Gazzini, chief analyst at the International Crisis Group (ICG), warned of a possible collapse of the Shahat archaeological site due to the recent floods that struck eastern Libya.

Libya's Ministry of Tourism and Traditional Industries said Gazzini requested sending experts and engineers to assess the condition of monumental structures in Shahat and prevent further possible damage.

Gazzini pointed out that the outer walls and water drainage channels of the site were eroded, and contaminated wastewater was seen flowing through the ruins.

She also noted that the demolition of the wall on the valley road connecting the lower and upper parts of the archaeological site led to the diversion of water.

However, Gazzini confirmed that the floods did not damage the archaeological site of Sousse in the Green Mountain region.