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Lepcis Magna: Photos


Portrait of a lady, perhaps Isis. Museum of Lepcis Magna. Photo Marco Prins.
Portrait of a lady, perhaps Isis (Museum of Lepcis Magna)
Lepcis Magna: Phoenician colony, later part of the Carthaginian empire, the kingdom of Massinissa, and the Roman empire. Its most famous son was the emperor Septimius Severus (193-211).
 
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Lepcis Magna was a Phoenician colony that belonged to the Carthaginian empire, but its nature was always very cosmopolitan. In the mid-second century, it was conquered by the Numidian king Massinissa, and later became part of the Roman empire. The Romans built the port, theater, amphitheater, bathhouses, and several triumphal arches; the greatest builder was the emperor Septimius Severus (193-211), who was a native of Lepcis Magna.

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Statue of Venus, from the Hadrianic Baths. National Archaeological Museum, Tripoli (Libya). Photo Marco Prins.
Statue of Venus, from the Hadrianic Baths (National Archaeological Museum, Tripoli)


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Oil lamp from the Lepsis Magna Museum. Photo Marco Prins.
Oil lamp from the Lepcis Magna Museum

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  • 01. Porticus near theater
  • 12. Severan Forum B43-22
    • 13. Temple of Gens Septimia B43-23
  • 16. Old Forum B34-1
    • 18. Temple of Antoninus Pius B41-15
    • 19. Temple of Cybele B38-10
    • 20. Temple of Roma and Augustus B34-3
    • 21. Temple of Liber Pater B34-2
    • 22. Temple of Hercules ("unknown dedication" B34-4)
    • 23. Old Basilica B34/35-5
    • 24. Semicircular statue base
    • 25. Baptistery
    • 26. Curia
  • 27. Temple of Flavius
  • 39. Baths
  • 40. Temple of Serapis
  • 44. Chalcidicum B36-9
  • 45. Well
  • 52. Arch of Antoninus Pius
  • 53. Temple of the Unknown Deity
  • 54. Schola

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  • 28. Neronian colonnade
  • 37. New excavations
  • 38. Oriental temple
  • 50. Hunting Baths B41-16
  • 51. Arch of Marcus Aurelius
  • 56. Roman Tomb
  • 59. New Necropolis
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Revision: 11 Nov. 2009
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