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Archaeological Site of Leptis Magna
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Type of site: Heritage in danger
Date: Roman era
Date of Inscription: 1982
Location: Africa, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, District of Khoms
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Description: Leptis Magna was the birthplace of Emperor Septimius Severus who took it upon himself to enlarge and embellish his city. It was renowned as one of the most beautiful cities of the Roman Empire, magnificently boasting imposing public monuments, a harbour, market-place, storehouses, shops and residential districts. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  Leptis Magna, 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, 130 km east of Tripoli, on the coast where the Wadi Lebda meets the sea. The site is one of the most spectacular and unspoilt Roman ruins in the Mediterranean. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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