- Founded at the beginning of the 1st millennium B.C., this city started out as a Phoenician port.
- The city had existed for more than 600 years when one of its sons, Septimius Severus, became Roman emperor in 193 A.D.
- The Romans quartered a garrison here during the war against Jugurtha, king of Numidia, a kingdom which included modern Algeria and Tunisia. Rome integrated this port city into the province of Africa in 46 B.C.
- The ancient port, with its artificial basin, still exists with jetties, fortifications, storage areas and temples.
ANSWER: The ruins of Leptis Magna, 130 kilometers east of Tripoli, Libya
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