"Peristyle House" Baladiyat Sabratah Things to Do Tip by grets

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  Peristyle House
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Near the theatre (you can the theatre in the background), you can find the Peristyle (or colonnaded courtyard) House. The villa is thought to be from the 2nd century, and provides the best reconstructed example in Sabratha of a cryptoporticus or sunken corridor. It is believed that its occupants would spend the summer months living in the subterranean rooms to escape the oppressive heat.

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