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On January 4, 1989 two US Navy F-14’s shot down two Libyan MiG-23’s. The Libyan government of Muammar Gaddafi had drawn a ‘line of death’ in the Gulf of Sidra and declared that anyone crossing it would suffer the consequences. Tensions were already high between the US and Libya as US officials had confronted Libya with accusations of constructing a chemical weapons plant near their capital city Tripoli.

#Libyan Civilians Take Up Arms and Form Protective Shield Around #Ancient #Ruins of Leptis Magna

pink desert Libya---On the surface of the sand free corridors among the great dunes of the southern part of the Great Sand Sea lie one of the most enigmatic mysteries of the Libyan Desert - chunks of green through yellow to white Libyan Desert Glass (LDG), a mineral made up of almost 100% pure silica in an amorphous, glassy state.

MICHELANGELO Buonarroti (1475-1564) - The Libyan Sibyl and Studies, 1511, Cappella Sistina, Vatican