Archaeological Site of Sabratha

UNESCO RegionArab States
LocationDistrict of Zawia
CoordinatesN32 48 19.008 E12 29 6
Inscription Date1982
Type of HeritageCultural
CriteriaTo bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared
Unesco Reference Number184
DescriptionA 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.
StatusWorld Heritage Site