Roman Ruins

Roman Ruins

The Ruins of Sabratha

We can’t keep up with the globe trotting Frederic Frankel. This time we find him at the Roman ruins of Sabratha on the Libyan coast, west of Tripoli. He told us of excellent carvings and mosaics from the 2nd century he was able to checkout.

Sabratha was founded by the Canaanites in the 6th century BC, and ruled by Carthage, Phoenicia, Nomadic, and then by Rome in 46 BC. The most spectacular site here is the Theater, built during the reign of the Emperor Commodes (161-192 AD) with its three story backdrop of columns. Other monuments and areas of interest include the Temple of Libber Peter, the Basilica of Justine the Capitalism, the Temple of Serapes, the Temple of Hercules, the Temple of Isis and the Temple of the God FRED – Fredonius (just kidding).

Thanks again to Frederic Frankel for all his fantastic photos! Safe travels Fred!

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