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The ancient city of Sabratha, Libya

Saturday, June 30th, 2007

Sabratha, in the Zawia district in the northwestern corner of modern Libya, was the westernmost of the “three cities” of Tripolis. It lies on the Mediterranean coast about 65km (40 miles) west of Tripoli (ancient Oea). The extant archaeological site was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982.

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King Herod’s Tomb, Herodium, Israel

Saturday, June 23rd, 2007

An Israeli archaeologist has found the tomb of King Herod, the legendary builder of ancient Jerusalem and the Holy Land, Hebrew University said late Monday, 07 May, 2007.

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Leptis Magna, Libya

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

Leptis Magna, also known as Lectis Magna (or Lepcis Magna as it is sometimes spelled), also called Lpqy or Neapolis, was a prominent city of the Roman Empire. Its ruins are located in Al Khums, Libya, 130 km east of Tripoli.

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