World Heritage Sites in Libya


Archaeological Site of Leptis Magna

(32.63 N 14.30 E) --
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Lepcis Magna, or Leptis Magna, is an ancient city along the Mediterranean Sea, located near the modern-day city of Al Khums in Libya. The city began as a trading port for the ancient people of Phoenicia around 1000 BC and then became part of the Roman province of Africa Proconsularis.


Archaeological Site of Sabratha

(32.80 N 12.48 E) --
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A Phoenician trading-post that served as an outlet for the products of the African hinterland, Sabratha was part of the short-lived Numidian Kingdom of Massinissa before being Romanized and rebuilt in the 2nd and 3rd centuries A.D.


Archaeological Site of Cyrene (Shahhat)

(32.67 N 21.85 E) --
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Rock-art Sites of Tadrart Acacus

(24.50-27.00 N 9.00-11.00 E) --
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Old Town of Ghadames

(30.13 N 9.50 E) --
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Last updated: August 17, 2015