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Citizen in Shahhat turns in artifact dating back to Roman times




Alwasat - Cairo Wed 29 Jan 2020, 09:59 AM
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Miloud Al-Tila, a resident of Shahhat, handed over an Roman artifact to the Antiquities Department of the Interim Government.

The piece is a black granite sculpture of a woman's face and it dates back to the Roman era, according to a statement carried by the Libyan News Agency in Al-Bayda on Wednesday.

It is noteworthy that the Antiquities Authority received many artifacts from citizens from different historical periods.

The city of Shahhat, also known as Cyrene was established by the Greeks in 631 BC, and is home to many historical and archaeological artificats due to it's continued exsistence though several different civilizations.

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