Archaeologists have feared the worst for Libya's Roman cultural heritage during the recent unrest in the country, but so far, sites such as Leptis Magna the "jewel in the crown" of Libya's Roman legacy, are unharmed.
During Egypt's government upheaval, the Egyptian Museum was broken into, and several mummies and artifacts were damaged. Libyans such as Hafed Walda, an adviser for the country's department of antiquities, are worried about the same happening in their country. "We're always worried about this in terms of chaos. It's going in the right direction so far but I'm not sure it will carry on like this. I don't know," he said.