The incredible city of Leptis Magna (originally spelled Lepcis and often known in Arabic as Lepdah) is located about 120 km east of the capital
Tripoli and was originally a Berber settlement. It is now a UNESCO World herritage Site and was once the largest and greatest Roman city in Africa.
Due to the rise and fall of the Lubda Wadi the city has at times suffered from flooding and in the past the Romans (Leptis Magna became part of the Roman
empire in 111BC) built flood defences to protect it. With these defences no longer in place the city of Leptis Magna suffered great flooding in the
late 1980’s which took several years to restore. A UNESCO flood defences project in the 1990’s has put an end to this problem. The City is constructed
out of strong Limestone and so over the years has been abel to withstand earthquakes and the ersosion of time.
Leptis Magna has a history of being a trading port and is famed for its beautful architecture. Benefiting from a stunning Amphitheatre
(dug out of an old quarry) the area is also surrounded by temples, arches and streets all waiting for you to enjoy.
With over 20 individual architecturally beautiful locations you can expect to see:
The Light House
The Byzantine Gate
Septimius Severus Arch
The Severan Forum
The Severan Basilica
The Old Basilica
Marcus Aurelius Arch
The Villa of the Nile
Arch of Tiberius
Plus many more.