Leptis Magna



Leptis 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, harbor, market-place, storehouses, shops and residential districts.

Cite this page as: UNESCO, "Leptis Magna," in Smarthistory, May 27, 2021, accessed June 13, 2024, https://smarthistory.org/leptis-magna/.