Archaeological Site of Sabratha (1982)
Libyan Arab Jamahirya

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A Phoenician trading-post that served as an outlet for the products of the African hinterland, Sabratha was part of the short-lived Numidian Kingdom of Massinissa before being Romanized and rebuilt in the 2nd and 3rd centuries A.D. 

Libya 1966. Jupiter's Temple at Sabratha. Libya 1966. Theater at Sabratha. Libya 1984. Theater at Sabratha.

Archaeologists have recorded in their search that the remains of the earliest Phoenicians settlements at Sabrata have been founded beneath the Roman town in the area between Forum and the Sea. Excavations have shown that an intermittently occupied Phoenicians trading-post had been established there by the sixth century B.C.; other trading posts were founded at about the same time at Leptis (Phoenician Lpgy) and Oea (Phoenician Ui'at, the modern Tripoli). 

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Other World Cultural Heritage Properties in Libya (on this web site). Inactive links are not described on postage stamps. Please refer to the UNESCO-listing, Libya-section, for more information about the individual properties. 

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