Jewel of ancient Roman Empire has lain neglected for years amid Libyan chaos and war, but there is hope for Leptis Magna after a year of peace

Among the Roman Empire’s most beautiful cities, Leptis Magna lies neglected and shunned by tourists after a decade of war, but some see its potential for rebirth.There is no queue at the gate and only a handful of visitors, almost all Libyans, wander among the imposing ruins at the Unesco World Heritage Site. Visiting the area, a former Roman outpost on the south coast of the Mediterranean, is “a voyage in time, a dive into history”, enthuses Abdessalam Oueba, a Libyan visitor in his 60s…


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