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Leptis Magna, Al Khums

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Must see · World heritage site · Ruin · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
Explore one of the best-preserved ancient Roman cities in the Mediterranean at Leptis Magna. You'll learn about its past, including its construction by Phoenicians and Berbers in the 2nd century BCE, and its flourishing under the Italian merchants. While a part of the city's temple now stands in a park in the UK, much remains untouched on site. Look for the five perfectly preserved and masterfully rendered pool and floor mosaics, depicting scenes of a warrior with a deer, four wrestlers, and gladiator fights--the last one considered among the finest mosaics in the world. To visit Leptis Magna and get the most from your holiday in Al Khums, create itinerary details personal to you using our Al Khums online itinerary planner.
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  • Leptis Magna is one of the biggest maintained roman city ruins in the world. Fascinating place must visit..  more »
  • This is, by far, the most spectacular of the Roman cities outside of Italy. Not easily accessed in these difficult times. Visited in 1958  more »

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