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Vandals have destroyed several pieces of prehistoric rock art in southern Libya, endangering a sprawling tableau of paintings and carvings classified by UNESCO as of "outstanding universal value".Located along the lawless southwestern tip of Libya that borders Algeria, the Tadrart Acacus mountain massif is famous for thousands of cave paintings and carvings that have been dated back to 14,000 years.Painted or carved on rocks over thousands of years, and now sandwiched by spectacular sand dunes, the rock art reveals millennia of changes in the Sahara's flora and fauna."Many tourists [once] visited the area, in particular Acacus since it is one of the best touristic locations in Libya," said tour operator Amin al-Ansari. He stood before a cave whose paintings of camels and other animals has been defaced by graffiti.
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