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« on: 2 November 2011, 18:00:14 »

When the cannons roar, the muses stay silent

By “outrageous” I am not implying the brutal killing of the hopeless defenseless dictator by a rabid crowd – this scene shocked even those who, like me, never had any sympathy for Colonel Gaddafi. Neither am I referring to the prospect of Libya turning into another hub of radical extremists and a notorious Al-Qaeda hotbed, which is also in the offing.

I am referring to something else. As it became known the other day, in May, in the fervor of the stand-off between the rebel forces and Gaddafi’s regime, a priceless collection of 7,700 gold, silver and bronze coins from ancient times – known as the Treasure of Benghazi – was stolen from the National Commerce Bank of Benghazi.

In all, more than 30 thousand items, many of them dating back to the time of Alexander the Great, have gone missing. […]

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