On 2 July 2010 I visited my third and last of Libya’s three cities (Tripolis), Sabratha, which is to the west of Tripoli on the Mediterranean coast. The trip together with my colleagues Kevin, Sarunas, and Hussain, who drove, was on a Friday, the principal weekend day in Libya. The city’s ruins are very extensive and range from the Phoenician period through the Roman Empire in Byzantine times but are not so well documented as those at Leptis Magna. Much of the archaeological excavations were undertaken in the 20th Century and the site is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The gallery below gives an indication of the extent of the site and the condition of the ruins.
We ended the day with a visit to a very crowded sandy beach a little further to the west where we enjoyed a swim.