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How Libya's Historic Treasures Survived the Civil War

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Leptis Magna, Libya (Photo: David Gunn/Wiki Commons)

NATO officials overseeing the aerial bombing campaign against the forces of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi could have targeted positions nestled within an ancient complex of Roman ruins.

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(This story is based on a radio interview. Listen to the audio to hear it.)

They didn't.

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with archeologist Hafed Walda of Kings College in London.

Dr. Walda thanked NATO at a conference last week in Rome for sparing Libya's antiquities.

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