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Located along Libya's southwestern tip bordering Algeria, the Tadrart Acacus mountain massif is famous for thousands of cave paintings and carvings going back up to 14,000 years. The art, painted or carved on rocks sandwiched by spectacular sand dunes, showcase the changing flora and fauna of the Sahara stretching over thousands of years.
originally posted by: schuyler
Happens all the time everywhere. Most Greek bronze sculptures don't exist any more because they were melted down to get at the bronze. The facing stones on the Great Pyramid were stripped off and used to build Cairo. The Avebury stones in Britain were used to build houses. Mussolini built a modern road right through the middle of the ancient Roman Forum. The Taliban destroyed huge statues of Buddha in Afghanistan because they offended their Muslim sensibilities. Throughout Europe Catholic churches were intentionally built atop pagan worship centers to replace them. Most modern cities are built on top of the ruins of older cities, from Troy to London. Throughout history succeeding generations have "appropriated" the work of previous generations. Sometimes it was because of expediency and the need for raw materials ready at hand and sometimes it was vandalism, either for the fun of destruction or to obliterate pagan images. Ironically, it's tradition, more par for the course than not.