Leptis Magna

Leptis Magna

An incredibly preserved archaeological site, whose ruins are in present day Khoms, the city was originally founded by the Phoenicians and give the Libyan-Berber name of Lpyq, but the exact date of founding is uncertain. The city later became part of the Carthaginian Empire and cooperated in the Roman Empire in 46 BC. Most of the ruins found here are Roman and were built during the reign of Septimius Severus. 

In 1982, the ruins were designated to be a UNESCO World Heritage site.  

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