Saturday, August 28, 2010

Descoperind Leptis Magna

Leptis Magna era acum 2000 de ani cel mai indepartat oras al Imperiului Roman. In ziua de azi apartine Libiei, dar pastreaza inca amprenta romana.

Pentru a simti fiorii Leptis Magna antice, trebuie sa vizitati neaparat Amfiteatrul si Circus Maximus, cu o capacitate de 30.000 de locuri. Imaginati-va arena frematand pentru o lupta a gladiatorilor sau pentru o cursa cu care romane.

Se pare ca orasul era atat de prosper incat Iulius Caesar colecta de aici o taxa de trei milioane de litri de ulei de masline in fiecare an.

Maretia orasului a fost distrusa in 365 d.Hr., cand un cutremur a zguduit orasul. Parasit in ruine, Leptis a fost ingropat de nisipuri si a fost scos la lumina abia in 1920, prin sapaturi arheologice.

Eu l-am trecut deja pe lista locurilor pe care sper sa le vad in curand. Sper sa o faceti si voi.
Mai multe fotografii si informatii gasiti aici.


  1. Multumesc pentru informatii. E un loc despre care nu am auzit si, dupa fotografiile postate, pare interesant.

  2. Imi plac site-urile arheologice. Nu cred ca voi ajunge in Libia, cel putin nu prea curand ... dar macar stiu ca este ceva frumos acolo.

  3. A destinatie foarte exotica! Dupa fotografiile pe care le-ai postat se pare ca este o destinatie ce nu trebuie ratata! :)

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