The Ancient Chariots of Libya, with David Adams (2001)

Travel Channel

Looting of the Roman cities in Libya has run rampant since the country opened to the West in 2003. "There's been an explosion in looting all over the Mediterranean, but in North Africa it's really becoming quite a problem," said Gaetano Palumbo, the North Africa programme director for the World Monuments Fund, a New York-based organisation. Ancient ports, villas and entire Roman cities have been uncovered by western archaeologists after being buried under the Saharan sand for centuries.
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Libya is Africa’s last great unknown. A vast desert country veiled from the West by fear, prejudice and misunderstanding. Once it was home to the richest cities in Africa. The headquarters for the African empires of Rome & Greece. Now it is reviled as “a desert with a dictator in it”. David Adams follows in the wheel tracks of Ancient Rome’s “chariots of fire” - the first wheeled vehicles to explore the Sahara - and discovers a little-known land of exotic brilliance, ancient cities & forbidding deserts.



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