Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The Roman Empire in Libya | ‏ليبيا‎ : Leptis Magna

Leptis Magna Lybia
Libya is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa. The largest city and capital is Tripoli. Leptis Magna is a UNESCO World Heritage site located about two hour's drive east of Tripoli. 

Leptis Magna was a prominent city of the Roman Empire. The site is one of the most spectacular and unspoiled Roman ruins in the Mediterranean. Originally a Phoenician settlement, probably founded in the 6th century BC by Phoenicians from Tyre , Leptis Magna became a great metropolis under the Romans, particularly during the reign of Septimus Severus (193-211 AD).

From a set of 5 stamps picturing children drawings.


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