Wars, another enemy of archeology

Wars, another enemy of archeology

One of the worst things that can happen in the world is a war, mainly because of the damage that it brings, where thousands of innocent people always die who are immersed in a conflict they never wanted. In addition to the personal victims, another thing that goes very wrong is history, where countless historical places have been turned to ashes due to projectiles, among others.

The city of Aleppo It has seen how many of its historical and architectural treasures no longer exist because of the war, which does not respect absolutely anything and much of the past of that city already exists only in images and in the texts of the books.

The same is true in many other corners of the world such as Libya, where many historical remains have ceased to exist. Savino di Lernia and other archaeologists of Italian origin had been studying much of the country's prehistory, exactly in the Messak plateau in the southwest area, where some of the oldest rock art remains in the world are found.

Due to the escalation of violence in the country, these and many other archaeologists decided to leave to find a safer place. At first they were very positive and thought that all that barbarism would change in a short time but things are going very slowly and today the country continues to be an unstable point in terms of peace.

Archaeologists hope that hostilities will end soon, but they do not want to imagine what awaits them in terms of field work after so many armed confrontations, almost certainly considered that many of the places they investigated no longer exist, missing invaluable information about the human being in this area of ​​the world.

Fear for the Hellenic city of Cyrene, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage or Ghadames, a city known as "The pearl of the desert”, Which at the time was a refuge for Romans and Berbers among other peoples. To this must be added the large number of sanctuaries, tombs and other cultural and historical heritage that will be safely reduced to ashes after the war.

Libya, Syria, Egypt, Iraq, Israel… Many of these countries have suffered, and do suffer, the atrocities of war and future generations will not be able to enjoy many things, including the culture and historical legacy of peoples who have lived in those countries many centuries before us.


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