Leptis Magna

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An ancient seaport and trading centre on the Mediterranean coast of North Africa, near present-day Al Khums in Libya. Founded by the Phoenicians, it became one of the three chief cities of Tripolitania and was later a Roman colony under Trajan. Most of its impressive remains date from the reign of Septimius Severus (ad 193–211), a native of the city.

Subjects: Architecture.

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