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A Greek City Hidden Under the Sand: Archaeological Site of Cyrene. ©UNESCO/ Giovanni Boccardi 1982
A Greek City Hidden Under the Sand: Archaeological Site of Cyrene

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A colony of the Greeks of Thera, Cyrene was one of the principal cities in the Hellenic world. It was Romanized and remained a great capital until the earthquake of 365. A thousand years of history is written into its ruins, which have been famous since the 18th century.


on this subject: WHC documentation about this site

Place/region Cyrene, Libya, North Africa
Series: NHK World Heritage 100
Type: Documentary
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Production: NHK, producer. UNESCO WHC, sponsor ; UNESCO TV, sponsor.
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