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Ptolemais, Benghazi

#6 of 14 in Historic Sites in Libya
Historic Site · Tourist Spot
Discover the ruins of the ancient city of Ptolemais, one of five that formed the Pentapolis of Cyrenaica. During the 1930s excavation began on this well-preserved site (long buried in sand), revealing a rectangular city 2.6 sq km (1 sq mi) in size, composed of blocks and columns. Amble around the Roman site and notice its well-preserved details, including an amphitheatre and hippodrome. Use our Benghazi day trip planning site to visit Ptolemais on your trip to Benghazi, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • This place is outstanding, situated in the green mountains fresh air, rich in history, there is a small museum also a restaurant and a place to sit and relax, you need good comfortable walking shoes.....  more »
  • Beautifully preserved Roman architecture, fantastic coastline and a generous people, it is a great pity that Libya is not a viable tourist destination at this present time.  more »

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