World Blog - Libya's ancient Greek ruins open for visitors
There is a video clip from Richard Engel's appearance on the Today Show, with footage of the classical ruins at Cyrene. (He is NBC's senior foreign correspondent--it's weird to see him in a studio rather than a war zone.) He assures us that Cyrene, which is on the far eastern side of Libya, in territory controlled by the "rebels," is safe and accessible. OK, if you're a seasoned international reporter, but still not ready for tourists. It is very depressing to see these places deserted, when they really need to be taken care of.