Museum in Sabratha

Punic Museum

Around 50m west of the Roman Museum is the Punic Museum, which is only worth the effort if you have an expert's interest in the city's earliest history. Exhibits include underground ceramic objects and fragments fro…
Museum in Sabratha

Roman Museum

The Roman Museum is excellent, although many visitors prefer to leave it until the end so as to better understand the exhibits.
Museum in Ghadames

Ghadames Museum

The Ghadames Museum is housed in an old fort that began life as a police station under the Italians. It has five sections; only those of greatest interest are listed here. There are old black-and-white photos of Gha…
Architectural in Ghadames

Dan Do Youniss

Right behind the Tiyloaan Café you'll find the Dan Do Youniss, one of the traditional Ghadames houses that has opened to the public; unusually, it has helpful English-language labels in most rooms. There are al…
Archaeological Site in Libya


Second in importance only to Leptis Magna, Cyrene is a must see. It ranks as the best preserved of the Greek cities of Cyrenaica, with its temples, tombs, agora, gymnasium and theatre originally modelled on those at…
Archaeological Site in Libya

Leptis Magna

If you only see one archaeological site in Libya, this is the one to choose. Regarded as the best Roman site in the Mediterranean, Leptis Magna's spectacular architecture and massive scale will impress even the most…
Religious Site in Sabratha

Temple of Isis

The superb Temple of Isis is arguably the finest of Sabratha's temples. Built in the 1st century AD, it faces onto the Mediterranean in keeping with its dedication to the Egyptian goddess Isis, who was seen here as …
Religious Site in Sabratha

Temple of Liber Pater

East of the Curia is the Temple of Liber Pater, which was never rebuilt after the AD 365 earthquake. It is marked by five columns in light sandstone on a high podium overlooking the monumental heart of ancient Sabra…
Notable Building in Sabratha

Judicial Basilica

The Judicial Basilica or House of Justice, was originally erected in the 1st century AD. Most of what remains (marble columns and some excellent paving fragments) dates from around AD 450, during the Byzantine perio…
Notable Building in Sabratha


On the northern side of the forum is the Curia, marked by a restored archway at the entrance. The Curia was the meeting place of the city's magistrates and senators and consisted of a four-sided courtyard covered wi…