"New Forum" Leptis Magna Things to Do Tip by grets

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Also known as the Several Forum, as during his reign, Septimus Severus moved the foum to a different part of the city.

This is where the main commercial activity took place, in the massive 100m by 60m open square. Although not much of the forum has been reconstructed, you can still get a feeling of its former grandeur.

The walls were two storey high and reached all the way to the harbour, with shops lining both floors, and porticies rising to limestone arches. There were temples, various inscriptions and representations of goddesses.

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  • Written Mar 20, 2005
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