Leptis Parva

Leptis Parva

Leptis Parva or Leptis Minor was an ancient city on the eastern coast of Tunisia in proximity to the modern city of Monastir. It was founded as a Phoenician colony in the 8th century BC, and became a prominent city during that period. During the Punic rule of the region the city became a less important. It was incorporated into the Roman Republic with the destruction of Carthage in 146 BC.

Site Information

Country: Tunisia

District: Monastir Governorate

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: 8th Century BC

Oldest Culture: Phoenician

Later Cultures: Ancient Carthage + Roman + Byzantine

Site Features: Roman Monuments

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