Lixus

Lixus

Lixus is the site of an ancient Roman city located in Morocco. The location was one of the main cities of the Roman province of Mauretania Tingitana. Lixus was first settled by the Phoenicians in the 7th century BC and was later annexed by Carthage. The city flourished during the Roman Empire and was one of the few Roman cities in Berber Africa that enjoyed an amphitheater.

Site Information

Country: Morocco

District: Tangier-Tetouan

Site History: 7th Century BC

Oldest Culture: Phoenician

Later Cultures: Ancient Carthage + Roman

Site Features: Roman Monuments

UNESCO Tentative List

Official Name: City of Lixus

Date of Submission: 1995

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