Tuesday, January 28, 2014


Sabratha, in the Zawiya District, in the northwestern corner of modern Libya, was the westernmost of the "three cities" of Tripolis. It lies on the Mediterranean coast about 66km west of Tripoli. Founded around 500BC by Phoenician as a trading port, reached its monumental peak during the rule of the Severans during the Roman Empire (II-III century AD). The archaeological site was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982. Details in: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sabratha
PHOTO: the Theatre / STAMP UP: Bes Mausoleum / STAMP DOWN: the Theatre
STAMP ISSUE: Libya 1984 issue "UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Libya"