Libia, in the Cyrenaica Sea

PandatariafilmLibia, in the Cyrenaica Sea

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Cyrenaica is a vast region to the east of Libya; situated on the African coast of the Mediterranean Sea it stretches from the plateaus right down to the sea. Cyrene is the capital and was founded by the Greeks. After the Roman conquest it became, together with Leptis Magna, Oea (now Tripoli) and Sabrath, the cradle of the Roman Empire. There are many important archeological remains that testify to the flourishing trading routes that connected Africa to Europe.
Together with an archeological expedition led by Professor Sebastian Tulsa, a paleontologist and Director of the Super intendancy of the Palermo Sea, we went on a journey to delve into three ancient Cyrenaica coastal sites that protect an important part of our history: Ugla, to the west, Phykous, at the centre and Ras Ettin, to the East. The study and analysis of underwater sites is an unusual occurrence for Libyan archeology and the aim of the Italian mission is to analyze these ancient settlements, both above and under the water, to provide a complete picture of the human activity that developed between the Cyrenaica coast and the rest of the Mediterranean from prehistoric times to the present day.

  • Duration: 25′
  • Series: Under Water Adventures
  • Episode 3
  • Direction: Salvatore Braca
  • Languages: Italiano/Inglese/Spagnolo/Polacco
  • Production Company: Diving World
  • Year of Production: 2008
  • Format: SD 720×576
  • Ownership of Rights: PandatariaFilm srl

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