Washington, A ceremony was held at the Libyan embassy in Washington Wednesday during which several archaeological items were handed over to Libya. The items which are pottery date back to the Germanic era in Libya.GNA Foreign Ministry's media office said the ministry underscores the event as the archaeological items are part of the ancient history of Libya and the importance to deposit such items in their original place Libya for their cultural and civilization value. The ministry thanked the US State Department and Home land Security department for their collaboration with the Libyan government. The items were delivered by the US citizen Dr Robert Hawghi who kept them since the 1960s and represent part of the Germanic civilization in Libya. Libya signed last February an MoU with the USA to protect cultural properties to help recover archaeological items that are smuggled or transferred illegally from Libya.
Source: Libya News Agency