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Cyrene, Libya Ancient Ruins

Cyrene, Libya Ancient Ruins - libya, earthquake, greek, roman, ancient, ruins, sculpture, statues, colony
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Was an ancient Greek colony and then a Roman city in present-day Shahhat, Libya, the oldest and most important of the five Greek cities in the region. It gave eastern Libya the classical name Cyrenaica that it has retained to modern times.

In 2005, Italian archaeologists from the University of Urbino discovered 76 intact Roman statues at Cyrene from the 2nd century AD. The statues remained undiscovered for so long because “during the earthquake of 375 AD, a supporting wall of the temple fell on its side, burying all the statues. They remained hidden under stone, rubble and earth for 1,630 years. The other walls sheltered the statues, so we were able to recover all the pieces, even works that had been broken."
S-Martian Uploaded by S-Martian on . Cyrene, Libya Ancient Ruins - Desktop Nexus Architecture Download free wallpapers and background images: Cyrene, Libya Ancient Ruins. Desktop Nexus Architecture background ID 1103877. Was an ancient Greek colony and then a Roman city in present-day Shahhat, Libya, the oldest and most important of the five Greek cities in the region. It gave eastern Libya the classical name Cyrenaica that it has retained to modern times.

In 2005, Italian archaeologists from the University of Urbino discovered 76 intact Roman statues at Cyrene from the 2nd century AD. The statues remained undiscovered for so long because “during the earthquake of 375 AD, a supporting wall of the temple fell on its side, burying all the statues. They remained hidden under stone, rubble and earth for 1,630 years. The other walls sheltered the statues, so we were able to recover all the pieces, even works that had been broken."
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Uploaded By: S-Martian
Date Uploaded: July 05, 2012
Filename: greek-libya.jpg
Original Resolution: 1024x768
File Size: 41.53KB
Category: Ancient

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