Archaeological Site of Leptis Magna

UNESCO RegionArab States
LocationDistrict of Khoms
CoordinatesN32 38 17.988 E14 17 35.016
Inscription Date1982
Type of HeritageCultural
CriteriaTo represent a masterpiece of human creative genius
CriteriaTo exhibit an important interchange of human values - over a span of time or within a cultural area of the world - on developments in architecture or technology; monumental arts; town-planning or landscape design
CriteriaTo bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared
All ThreatsFlooding
Unesco Reference Number183
State of Conservation Report
DescriptionLeptis Magna was enlarged and embellished by Septimius Severus, who was born there and later became emperor. It was one of the most beautiful cities of the Roman Empire, with its imposing public monuments, harbour, market-place, storehouses, shops and residential districts.
StatusWorld Heritage Site