Thursday, March 31, 2011
ekathimerini.com Greek ruins of Cyrene draw goats, cows, few tourists Cyrene is in eastern Libya, in the area that has been wrested from government control. A lot of good it does you to be a UNESCO World Heritage site, if people still let their goats and sheep graze all over the ruins. Best sentence from this article: "A school of Greek philosophy is said to have been started at Cyrene, but the only ruminating there now is done by cows." This is a beautiful site: one hopes that when the dust, uh, settles in Libya the people will be able to take better care of their cultural heritage sites and the rest of the world will be free to visit them.