Libya has been closed to tourism for years, however, the government seems to be looking to tourism as a potential income generator. Libya contains some of the premier archaeology sites of north Africa, from Leptis Magna to Cyrenaica!
Are the sites ready?
Last week we went to Leptis Magna with some clients. Although the ruins were still magnificent, the museum was closed. The entrance area needs some work, the toilets need fixing, and the general area needs some attention. That said, for those interested in archaeology, this Libya site is vast and unparalleled in Africa.
When I was able to sit with one of the directors of the Leptis Magna site, he mentioned the huge need for help on developing the department of antiquities. Libya is can be compare to a raw diamond that needs to be cut and polished into a crown jewel.
Focused Archaeology Tours
For those travelers who are interested in visiting the 5 UNESCO sites or the other smaller historical sites, you may want to consider a private archaeology tour. Your guide will allow you to discover all the Libya has to offer, while enjoying a focus of history.
Contact us today for more information on your personal Libya Archaeology Tour.