Ancient Mediterranean

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A Phoenician trading-post that served as an outlet for the products of the African hinterland, and which was Romanized in the 2nd and 3rd centuries.

Ancient Sabratha

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A magnificent 2nd-century Roman theatre, early Christian ruins, and several mosques are found within Bosra's great walls.

Ancient city of Bosra

The colony of Augusta Emerita, which became present-day Mérida in Estremadura, was founded in 25 B.C. at the end of the Spanish Campaign and was the capital of Lusitania.

Colony of Augusta Emerita, Mérida

Leptis Magna
Leptis Magna was one of the most beautiful cities of the Roman Empire, with its imposing public monuments, harbor, market-place, storehouses, shops and residential districts.

Leptis Magna

The Mauritanian capital, founded in the 3rd century B.C.E., became an important outpost of the Roman Empire and was graced with many fine buildings.


jebal barkal
Since Antiquity, the hill of Gebel Barkal has been strongly associated with religious traditions and folklore.

Pyramids of Sudan

el jem
The impressive ruins of the largest colosseum in North Africa, a huge amphitheater which could hold up to 35,000 spectators, are found in the small village of El Jem

Amphitheater of El Jem

From the 6th century onwards, Carthage developed into a great trading empire covering much of the Mediterranean and was home to a brilliant civilization


Djémila, or Cuicul, with its forum, temples, basilicas, triumphal arches and houses, is an interesting example of Roman town planning adapted to a mountain location.


Madain Saleh
Formerly known as Hegra it is the largest conserved site of the civilization of the Nabataeans south of Petra in Jordan

Al-Hijr (Madâin Sâlih)

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This life-size statue of Senwosret III is one of three very similar statues excavated from the site of the funerary temple of King Nebhhepetre Mentuhotep II

Statues of Senusret III