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08.08.2011

Libyan Sahara. Passing of Time

Libyan Sahara. Treasures of the World Culture
Libyan Sahara. Treasures of the World Culture

'Libyan Sahara. Treasures of the World Culture. The Past. The Present. The Future?' - that is the name of the exhibition opened in the Museum by name of Nicholas Roerich on August 4, 2011. The photo exhibition is dedicated to the ancient rock-painting of Libyan Sahara. The exhibition includes rare photos of prehistorical culture artefacts that were founded in the South-West of Libya.

Opening the exhibition A. Stetsenko, First Deputy Director General Museum by name of Nicholas Roerich, emphasized that the idea of of cultural preservation is is very close to the Museum. 'Our Museum was named after Nicholas Roerich, genial artist of Russia. He was the first person, who raised the problem of cultural preservation on the international level. Libyan Sahara has its past and present, but it is still unclear if it will has future in the situation of armed conflict...'

Mr Muftah Darbash, Minister Counsellor of the Embassy of Libya, told about the problem of preservation of cultural monuments in this tragic moment of chaos and destruction in Libya.

It is difficult to overestimate the importance of paintings founded in Libyan Sahara. These rock-paintings not only shed light on the past of Sahara peoples but also clarifies issues on the cultural heritage of Mediterranean.

Nikolai Sologubovski, Ilia Sologubovski and Alexey Podcerob, creators of these photos, told visitors about their work and screen a documentary 'Sahara. Louvre in the open air' by N. Sologibovski.

The exhibition will continue till August 28, 2011

Libyan Sahara. Treasures of the World CultureLibyan Sahara. Treasures of the World Culture

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