The Severn basilica in Leptis Magna
(Justinian converted it into a church in the 6th century AD)
On the back you can see the well conserved apse.
Because most of the Lepcis Magna’s fortified walls had been destroyed, the city was covered by sand over time. In the dry desert climate, the ruins of Leptis Magna were preserved by these sand dunes. Between 1920 and World War II (1939-1945), when Libya was an Italian colony, Italian authorities began to excavate the city.
Leptis Magna is a World Heritage Site UNESCO
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cessy (13647) 2005-04-18 8:00
wow very interesting ruins
very nice shot, Chiara
nice colors and composition
castellano (791) 2005-04-18 9:21
Wonderful picture of one of the most important Roman cities in the Mediterranean by that time. The sky is very nice as well as the colours of the stones.
karina (1109) 2005-04-19 7:56
Interesting ruin, I've not seen these before. Great colours in this, the sky is really striking against the warm tones of the ruins themselves.