Lepcis Magna


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Kenrick, Tripolitania, Section 4 Reynolds, IRT Chapter 3: The site of Lepcis, the easternmost of the Three Cities, offered certain natural advantages to justify its selection as one of the earliest, and probably from the outset the most important of the Punic Emporia. Founded in the tenth century BC by the Phoenicians, it became a province of Rome in 23 BC. Septimius Severus, born in Lepcis in 146 AD became Emperor in 193 AD and his accession marked the high tide of the city's fortunes. But it is nowhere mentioned by the Arab historians in their accounts of the invasions of the seventh century: the primacy of Tripolitania, and the name Tripoli, had passed to Oea.

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