Africa Defense Forum
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Where Am I?


  1. Founded at the beginning of the 1st millennium B.C., this city started out as a Phoenician port.
  2. The city had existed for more than 600 years when one of its sons, Septimius Severus, became Roman emperor in 193 A.D.
  3. 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.
  4. 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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