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Address: Al Khums, Libya
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Activities: Dig (archeology)
Description: 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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Beautiful history

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

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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Saudi Arabia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Kingston, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The visiting date is incorrect, but I had to choose one. We visited this awesome Roman ruin many years back when Gaddafi was still running the show (much better than now, by the way). Travel restrictions in place at the time had been lifted when the boss renounced intentions to pursue A-weapons, and tourists were welcome. We joined a small... More 

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the hague, netherlands
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I worked and lived in Libya as a single woman (!) from 1971-1973, as an oil company secretary. The first time I went there with a couple of other girls (we'd just bought a Fiat Siecento!) the whole place was completely open. No gates, guards, fences, entry fee - entirely natural, and nobody there. It was in disarray - nobody... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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64 reviews 64 reviews
23 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

It is hard to find the words to describe how amazing it was to walk through the streets and to see the well-preserved buildings of this city. Despite various episodes of "theft" over the years - there is still loads to see. The atmosphere is incredible. Make sure to visit the nearby coliseum.

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seashell1601
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8 reviews 8 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I've visited Tripoli, Libya twice since 2012. During 2013, we had the opportunity to visit Leptis Magna. It is absolutely breathtaking. I've visited many ruins all over the world, but Leptis Magna ranks as one of the best. With the Med Sea as the backdrop, you could spend hours wandering around. Many untouched, actual structures have survived. With the security... More 

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