Leptis Magna (Libya)

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Leptis Magna (Libya)

Postby Witness » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:43 am

The site.

Emperor Lucius Septimius Severus Augustus (11 April 145 – 4 February 211), born there, died in York while preparing to invade Scotland.

Aureus minted in 193 by Septimius Severus, to celebrate XIIII Gemina Martia Victrix, the legion that proclaimed him emperor.

Theater, partly financed by Annobal Tapapius Rufus, who had already built the city's market, the Macellum.

Medusa (locally venerated) from the Severan forum.

Documentary describing the site, why it is so well conserved, local life, the port, &c.:


Wikipedia page for Severus (had a busy life!): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Septimius_Severus

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