Libya is a North African country which is blessed with natural beauty and bursting with history. One of the favored tourist attractions is Leptis Magna, which was a prominent Roman city. You will want to check on Leptis during your Libya Travel.
Leptis Magna is located just east of Tripoli so it’s easily accessible if you want to spend a day soaking up the history of this ocean side city. It’s here where you will find spectacular and well-preserved ruins that can take you back in time and see how the Romans lived all those centuries ago.
Severan Arch is probably one of the first structures you will see as you arrive at Leptis Magna. The arch was a prominent structure covered in the most beautiful carvings which you can still see today.
If you want to be blown away and amazed be sure to see the ancient amphitheater. They constructed the amphitheater close to the ocean and it could accommodate around sixteen thousand people.
While there take some time to see the rock art, all the art shows the gladiators and participants fighting and shows some of the sports that they had back then.
The Palaestra was an area where men would exercise. A gymnasium just for men and interestingly the reason women were not allowed is that the men would exercise without clothing.
You can still make out the Palaestra clearly today as the walls and pillars still stand close to the Hadrianic Baths, where they would go after their exercise session.
The Hadrianic Baths are considered as one of the oldest monuments in Leptis Magna. When you stand in the baths you can still make out the dressing rooms and the granite pillars still surround the pool area.
The basilica is a large building with many of the original walls still in tact. The basilica was around seventy five meters in length and boasts some of the most outstanding carvings.
A trip to Libya wouldn’t be the same without spending a day at Leptis Magna where you can see some of the most magnificently preserved Roman ruins in Northern Africa.