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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.

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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