Cyrene

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Cyrene

Cyrene is an ancient ruined city located in Jabal al Akhdar District, Libya. The city is one of the oldest Greek cities in the region. It was founded by the Greeks around 630 BC and then submitted to the Romans in 96 BC. The city includes a group of Greek and Roman ruins and was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982.

Site Information

Country: Libya

District: Jabal al Akhdar District

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: 7th Century BC

Oldest Culture: Ancient Greeks

Later Cultures: Roman

Site Features: Ancient Greek & Roman Monuments


World Heritage Site

Official Name: Archaeological site of Cyrene

Date of Inscription: 1982

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