The Address | Benghazi – Libya
The Department of Archeology in Shahhat city has completed yesterday the restoration of the eastern wall of the Byzantine baths (Apollo area) and in accordance with the plan set by the Department. The area is in the eastern city of Shahhat, historically know as Cyrene.
The restoration team began to treat the damage caused to the marble column by the penetration of the roots of the trees that appeared from the base of the column causing tendencies to it.
It is noteworthy that The Shahhat Archology Controlling Department has developed a plan (mid-term for three years) to restore the ancient city in Shehata, which began in early 2017 and will continue until the end of 2019.
Cyrene was an ancient Greek and later Roman city near present-day Shahhat, Libya. It was 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. Located nearby is the ancient Necropolis of Cyrene.
The Department of Archeology in the city of Shahhat complains of the lack of government support, in addition to the lack of support from the international organizations. This lack of support has been reflected on the situation of the archaeological sites in Shahhat and other archeological sites in Cyrenaica east of Libya, which are neglected, despite being registered as human heritage sites by UNESCO.