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Leptis Magna

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Leptis Magna

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Roman theater.

Leptis Magna, also spelled Lepcis Magna, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the Mediterranean coast of North Africa in the Tripolitania region of Libya.


In 1994 a new excavation of part of the site was started by a team of professional archaeologists from a variety of academic and research institutes around the United Kingdom. Led by Dr. Hafed Walda of Kings College London, and sponsored by the Society for Libyan Studies (established as a British Institute Abroad in 1969 and based at the Institute of Archaeology in London), this team has been conducting excavations of a building by the theatre for two seasons. Supposed to be the largest of the Roman Ruins in Libya, it is also called Lubda in Arabic.

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  • Arch of Septimius Severus. This beautiful monument was erected in 203 AD to honor emperor Septimius Severus who was born in Leptis Magna.
  • Amphitheatre.
  • Hadrian's Baths.
  • Basilica of Severus.


Get a guide. The information at the site is limited.




Drinks only available at the entrance and not in the extensive site so stock up on the way in.


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