The Italian anthropologist Nello Puccioni (1881-1937), a
pupil of the famous Paolo Mantegazza, led two long research missions in
Cyrenaica between 1928 and 1929, on behalf of the local government. The diary
of these journeys, never published so far, returns a complex reconstruction of
the Libyan situation, providing many informations on the Italians who lived and
worked in Cyrenaica in those days, and on the Italian colonial politics.