Leptis Magna was a prominent city of the ancient Roman Empire located 60 miles from Tripoli. It was a strong ally of Rome and the birthplace of Roman emperor Septimius Severus. This beautiful site stands today as one of the world’s best preserved archaeological sites and one of the most breathtaking Roman ruins in the Mediterranean.
The Arch of Septimius Severus
The arch is believed to have been erected in AD 203 in honour of emperor Septimius Severus when he visited his hometown.
Lepcis Magna Theatre
The theatre is the oldest theatre in Roman Africa. It was partly excavated from a low hill, which had been previously used as a cemetery. I is also believed to be one of the largest in the south of the Mediterranean coming after the theatre of Sabratha,
The Amphitheatre of Lepcis Magna, Libya.
The oval arena measuring 57 x 47 was entirely excavated in a natural depression, or a former quarry, in the rocky terrace to the southeast of the city, close to the sea. The amphitheatre was built in AD 56 and its ruins are located in Khoms, Libya east of Tripoli, the capital city of Libya.