Leptis Magna

Leptis Magna

Leptis Magna, Great Leptis, Leptis, also known as Lebda, Lectis Magna, Lepcis Magna ,Lpqy, Neapolis, was a prominent city of the Roman Empire. The ruins of Leptis Magna are located in Khoms, Libya, east of Tripoli, on the coast where the Wadi Lebda meets the sea. The site is one of the most spectacular and unspoiled Roman ruins in the Mediterranean. The city was founded by a group of local Berbers and Phoenicians sometime around 1000 BC. Leptis Magna was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982.

Site Information

Country: Libya

District: Murqub District

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: First Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Phoenician + Amazighs

Later Cultures: Roman

Site Features: Roman Monuments


World Heritage Site

Official Name: Archaeological site of Leptis Magna

Date of Inscription: 1982

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