Throwback Thursday: Back To the Days When North Africa Was All Called Libya

There was a time when North Africa had no borders, says photojournalist David Adams as he delves into the secrets carved in sand by the roman chariots over 2,000 years ago, when North Africa was all called Libya.

For this week´s Throw Back Thursday series, we take a trip back in time through Libya´s history led by this Australian videographer who decides to unveil a misrepresented country. “The Romans found a land as unknown to them as contemporary Libya is to us,” he ponders.

The video is a sneak peak of Adams’ documentary as he follows the trails of Ancient Rome’s “chariots of fire”, the first wheeled vehicles to explore the unforgiving Sahara desert. As he makes his way across Western Libya, he learns the Berber’s legendary fishing techniques in the Mediterranean, admires Tripoli’s love for horse-racing, and discovers Lectus Magna, the best preserved roman city in the world.

Little-known to the Western world and “veiled by fear, prejudice and misunderstanding,” he says, Libya is a country of exquisite history and fascinating facets.

For more information: Visit David Adam‘s website.

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Valentina Primo

Journalist, globetrotter, and determined idealist. Since Valentina left her home country of Argentina, she has searched for ways to build bridges between cultures and foster dialogue. Her previous work in international organizations in Italy and Germany fed her passion for the world of development, while her 8-year journalistic experience in Argentina and Egypt increased her curiosity for everything that challenges the stereotype. She holds a BA in Journalism and a Masters in Peace Studies with a specialization in Human Rights.

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