Historical and archaeological guide to Leptis Magna
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Historical and archaeological guide to Leptis Magna by Libya. Maṣlaḥat al-Āthār.

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Published by Press of the Ministry of Information and Culture in [Tripoli .
Written in English


  • Leptis Magna (Extinct city)

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Edition Notes

Statement[by] Taha Bakir.
ContributionsBakir, Taha.
LC ClassificationsDT239.L4 A53
The Physical Object
Pagination64 p.
Number of Pages64
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18798825M

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Additional Physical Format: Online version: Floriani Squarciapino, Maria. Leptis Magna. Basel, Raggi Verlag, (OCoLC) Online version: Floriani.   The ruins of Leptis Magna are located at what is now Khoms, a site by the Mediterranean Sea at the northwestern corner of Libya. As a Roman city and archaeological site, it is not really familiar to the average person. Mainly academics have studied it, and excavated its wealth of cultural treasures. Aerial view of Leptis Magna. Archaeology Odyssey , July/August Leptis Magna: Jewel of the Maghreb Preserved by desert sands and political isolation, this Roman city in modern Libya is still dazzling to the eye. Click here for a list of books about Lepcis available at. Journals: The Maghreb Review is a journal relating to culture and history of the Maghreb () including Libya. Fiction: Lepcis Magna also makes an appearance as one of the main locations in the Lindsey Davis novel Two for the Lions.

By N. Carayon and S. Keay. According to the ancient sources, Lepcis Magna or Leptis Magna, also called Neapolis by some ancient Greek authors, was founded by the Phoenicians from Sidon (Sallust, Bellum Iugurthinum, 78, 1) or Tyre (Silius Italicus, III, ; Pliny, N.H.V, 76) during the tenth century BC (Di Vita ; Carter ). The earliest occupation levels found in the vicinity of the Old.   The coastal town of what the Romans would later call Leptis Magna was established in the second half of the 7th century BCE by a natural harbour at the mouth of the Wadi Lebda river by Phoenician colonists from Tyre. Leptis Magna was enlarged and embellished by Septimius Severus, who was born there and later became emperor. It was one of the most beautiful cities of the Roman Empire, with its imposing public monuments, harbour. Today, Leptis Magna remains one of the largest and best-preserved archaeological sites in Libya. As a prosperous city on the edge of the Roman Empire, it once shared many similarities with Palmyra in Syria, but its current status could not be more different. Despite the ongoing conflict, Leptis Magna has largely escaped harm.

History as a historical site Today, the site of Leptis Magna is the site of some of the most impressive ruins of the Roman period. Part of an ancient temple was brought from Leptis Magna to the British Museum in and installed at the Fort Belvedere royal residence in England in It now lies in part of Windsor Great Park. 43COM 7A - Archaeological Site of Leptis Magna (Libya) (C ) 42COM 8C.2 - Update of the List of World Heritage in Danger (Retained Properties) 42COM 8D - Clarifications of property boundaries and areas by States Parties: 42COM 7A - Archaeological Site of Leptis Magna (Libya) (C ) Leptis Magna, (Arabic: لَبْدَة‎ [1]) also known as Lectis Magna (or Lepcis Magna as it is sometimes spelled), also called Lpqy or Neapolis, was a prominent city of the Roman Empire. Its ruins are located in Al Khums, Libya, km east of Tripoli, on the coast where the Wadi Lebda meets the sea. Such an amazing historical place Beautiful place full of history and art still intact and very clean. The staff is very kind and very respectful they speak good English and they can guide through the place because it is very big.5/ TripAdvisor reviews.