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ANCIENT CITY OF SABRATHA

Basilica of Justinian reconstructed in the Site Museum
 
SABRATHA


 Sabratha, Sabratah or Siburata (Arabic: صبراتة‎), in the Zawiya District[2] in the northwestern corner of modern Libya, was the westernmost of the "three cities" of Tripolis. From 2001 to 2007 it was the capital of the former Sabratha wa Sorman District. It lies on the Mediterranean coast about 66 km (41 mi) west of Tripoli. The extant archaeological site was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982.
nscription in front of the Capitolium, 2nd century B.C.
 
 ANCIENT SABRATHA


Sabratha's port was established, perhaps about 500 BC, as a Phoenician trading-post that served as a coastal outlet for the products of the African hinterland.The Phoenicians gave it the Lybico-Berber name 'Sbrt'n',[3] which suggests that there may have been a native town built there prior to the Phoenicians' arrival. Sabratha became part of the short-lived Numidian Kingdom of Massinissa before being Romanized and rebuilt in the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD. The Emperor Septimus Severus was born nearby in Leptis Magna, and Sabratha reached its monumental peak during the rule of the Severans. The city was badly damaged by earthquakes during the 4th century, particularly the quake of AD 365. It was rebuilt on a more modest scale by Byzantine governors. Within a hundred years of the Arab conquest of the maghreb, trade had shifted to other ports and Sabratha dwindled to a village.

Bust of Jupiter. From the Temple of Jupiter. Museum

Latrines

Mausoleum of Bes, 2nd century B.C.

Mosaic in the Peristyle house
Mosaic in the Peristyle house

Mosaic. Museum

Mosaic. Museum

Mosaic. Museum
Mosaic. Museum

Mosaic from theater baths. Museum."Salvom Lavisse" - "Washing it's well!"

Mosaic. Museum

Mosaic. Museum

Mosaic. Museum
Head. Museum
Panoramic image of the theatre of the archaeological site
Theater in Sabratha city 2nd century A.D.
Sabratha-tourists
Fabulous Sabratha 

Mosaic

Sabratha Location

Sabratha Map

Сouncil chamber
Basilica of Apuleus, Byzantine baptistery

Marble candelabrum showing Orpheus and the animals. From Theathre Baths 3rd century A.D. Museum

Bust of Goddess Concordia from the Temple of Jupiter. Museum

Curia 4 A.D.

Decor element of Insula (house). Museum

Fontain of Flavius Tullus at the Antonine Temple
The gate decor element, theater

Nymphaeum

Nymphaeum

Peristyle house

Peristyle house

Podium at the Antonine Temple

Podium at the Antonine Temple

Antonine Temple

Basilica of Apuleus, Pylone

Panoramic image of a part of the archaeological site

Google Maps View of Sabratha


Seaside therms

Seawards bath mosaic

Theater
Bas-Relief (on bottom of stage), theater

Theater in Sabratha city 2nd century A.D.

Marble facing on the wall of theater

One of many ways inside of theater

Inside ways of theater

Ruins of theater

Theater

Theater

One the few entrys to theater

Theater

Bas-Relief (on bottom of stage), theater

Bas-Relief (on bottom of stage), theater

Bas-Relief (on bottom of stage), theater

Bas-Relief (on bottom of stage), theater

Bas-Relief (on bottom of stage), theater
Sabratha the theater
theater

Bas-Relief (on bottom of stage), theater

Bas-Relief (on bottom of stage), theater

High relief, theater

High relief, theater

Theater

Plinth and capital of columns, theater

Capital of column, theater

Theater

Theater

Stairs to the stage, theater

Theater

The gate, theater

Architrave and capital, theater

Back side of theater
Torso of the Emperor Vespasian, or his son Titus. 1st century A.D. Museum courtyard

Theater

Latrines


SOURCE: WIKIPEDIA
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