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Address: Al Khums, Libya
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One of the best preserved Roman cities is situated on the Mediterranean...

One of the best preserved Roman cities is situated on the Mediterranean Sea.

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Gorgeous !

Very well preserved part of history. No matter what time of the year you visit, it will always be scorching hot, so be prepared with hats,water bottle and good walking shoes.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 22, 2015
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New Haven, Connecticut
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Very well preserved part of history. No matter what time of the year you visit, it will always be scorching hot, so be prepared with hats,water bottle and good walking shoes.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We travelled back in 2010 but having just been to Pompeii it reminded me of this marvellous place. It truly is a gem of a site and at the time it had not really been developed. Obviously now in 2015 the country is still dangerous but it is a must see if you love Roman architecture. It's a truly marvellous... More 

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Australia
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

A showcase of Roman architecture and lifestyle. The best preserved Roman ruins in the world. A great find.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

Nice people and beautiful places you can swim at the amazing beach and theirs musim contains many ancient things and also you can visit the following areas to see septimos sefors

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

These are the roman ruins which have a vast history behind them though the buildings have been damaged by natural calamities but still very interesting to spend a day & look back

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3 Thank Sava58
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I was there as a teenager, so don't know how it looks now, but the whole ancient city is here. Hardly to find something similar.

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1 Thank Chrumo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

The date is incorrect! My family and I lived in Tripoli from 2009 to 2011 and we had a amazing life by that time! This ace is unbelievable, Leptis is much bigger and most impressive than Sabratha or even the Coliseum. And unfortunately i am almost sure that now days there is no one taking care of these jewels in... More 

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3 Thank Fernando M
Saudi Arabia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Lets be honest. Libya doesn't have much going for it. There is literally no way to get there anymore, and even when there was the locals didn't really want you to be there. However, should all this nonsense disappear and miraculously a liberal, secular government be installed, make sure to get there. The Libyans didn't take care of the surrounds;... More 

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Wooster, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is by far the most phenomenal and unforgettable set of Roman ruins I have ever visited. Due to Roman Emperor Septimius Severus's North African birth, during his reign the area now within modern Libya received a boon of building and development in its Roman cities. The geopolitical situation makes this site inadvisable for a westerner to visit currently, but... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We visited this amazing ruined city. in October 2010 it will take a whole day to explore properly an you will need a guide to appreciate the vast amount of ruins,there are streets ,alleys,shops, bathhouses,communal toilets ,theaters and an amazing view of the sea.Out side in the coach park there were a few cafes selling food and drink and we... More 

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