Pravda.ru is reporting that the town of Sibrat, Libya full of priceless Roman antiquities, was bombed by NATO. Included in that raid numerous people were killed. Artifacts which were considered extremely rare, were completely destroyed.
Thousands of individual artifacts including rare pottery vessels, swords and spears which dated back to the time of Jesus Christ 32AD are lost.
An exact count is not possible since records and decades of research were also destroyed.
Coins, relics and religious items were also destroyed in the NATO raid. So far NATO has refused to assume responsibility for the brazen raid which killed an indeterminate number of civilians in the area.
"These items were extremely rare and can, of course never be replaced", said Ibrahim (last name with held to protect his identity). "These treasures are lost forever". Bomb fragments indicate that NATO was responsible for this particular attack. Civilians claim the attack came out of nowhere and the building housing the relics was completely destroyed.
US Officials at the Pentagon press office, refused to comment saying "we have heard of no such attack and cannot comment on ongoing military operations in Libya." Officials said to "direct your inquires to NATO HQ..."
Numerous emails to NATO officials garnered no response back regarding this matter.
People are understandably upset over this situation, with some calling it a war crime against humanity. Other call it wanton destruction of valuable cultural items of extreme archeological significance.
According to information on Wikipedia,
Sibrat, Sabratha, Sabratah or Siburata ( صبراتة), in the Az Zawiyah District in the northwestern corner of modern Libya was the westernmost of the "three cities" of Tripolis From 2001 to 2007 it was the capital of the former Sabratha Wa Surman District It lies on the Mediterranean coast about 65 km (40 miles) west of Tripoli (ancient Oea). The extant archaeological site was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982 (read more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sabratha).