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  The Zeus Temple
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  • The Zeus Temple - Libya
      The Zeus Temple
    by Luchonda
  • The Zeus Temple - Libya
      The Zeus Temple
    by Luchonda
  • The Zeus Temple - Libya
      The Zeus Temple
    by Luchonda
  • The Zeus Temple - Libya
      The Zeus Temple
    by Luchonda
 

High up from the rest of the town, lies the Temple of Zeus, dating back to the 5th century BCE, but restored by the Romans around year 0. It was destroyed during a Jewish rebellion in 115, and restored a second time in 120. In the great earthquake of 365, it was crushed and not rebuilt before British and Italian archaeologists put it back together in modern times.

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  • Updated Nov 2, 2007
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