RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:
Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. The revolution in Libya could offer a new start to a long-buried civilization there. Its pre-Islamic culture had been neglected under Moammar Gadhafi. Now, archaeologists aim to explore deserts sites they've mostly seen through satellite imagery. A British archaeologist says these ancient fortified settlements boast irrigation systems and written language. It's, quote, "like coming to England and discovering all the medieval castles." It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.