The magnificent city of Leptis Magna is one of the most sought tourist destinations in Libya. It is also the most spectacular and unspoiled Roman ruins in the world, with its imposing public monuments, harbour, amphitheatre, market-place, storehouses, shops and residential districts.
Leptis Magna, also known as Lebda, Lubdah, Lebdah or Labdah, is located in Al-Khmos city, about 125 km east of the capital Tripoli.
Leptis Magna appears to have been founded by a group of local Berbers and Phoenicians sometime around 1000 BC.
The city was enlarged and embellished by Septimius Severus, who was born there and later became emperor.