Urgent restoration of the archaeological storehouse of Apollonia and protection of the archaeological site of Latrun
Cyrenaica region, Libya
The church of Latrun, an important pilgrimage site from the second half of the 4th century CE, is a unique testimony of Byzantine architecture on the African Mediterranean coast. Since the start of the Libyan conflict in 2011, the archaeological sites of Cyrenaica (former coastal Roman province) have suffered deliberate destruction and looting. The project undertakes conservation of columns and marble panels of the church of Latrun. Activities also include the restoration of the Apollonia (Susah) storehouses, which contain archaeological discoveries from the area, as well as building a caretaker’s house to guarantee security of the site.