Leptis Magna outside of Tripoli.....wanna take a walk





Blanca BusaLess

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Travellers...Adventurers......wanna see...


Couple summers ago with my Dad. Thats why I am sharing them .
We were talking earlier and reflecting on some of the places we have been.

Anyway...Leptis Magna a most awesome place where one of the largest untouched best preserved ancient Roman citys lies.
About 50 miles outside of Tripoli, Libya.

Spread out over about 3 square miles. Takes days to explore the whole thing.
My Dad and I spent 2. Here are some pics. Scanned them from real pictures so they arent dig quality...sorry.

Here the Wiki link:Leptis Magna - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Became known when Emperor Tiberius annexed it into the Roman empire around 100 AD...

Everything you see is at least 2000 yrs old ! INCREDIBLE !

THE ENTRANCE...

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WALKING UP TO THE COLOSSEUM OR COLOSSEO AS THEY CALLED IT
Imagine what it must have looked like 2000 yrs ago ?

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IN FRONT..

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THE VIEW AS YOU PASS THRU DOOR TO COLOSSEUM

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ME DOING A FREE SHOW !....

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PLACE WHERE THE VIRGINS HUNG OUT........

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ONE OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED VIRGINS

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DELILAH...PLEASE COME BACK

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Blanca BusaLess

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CHRISTIAN MAUSOLEUM

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PERFECTLY UNTOUCHED 2000 YR OLD MOSAIC FLOOR
MADE UP OF 1000S OF PIECES. EACH ABOUT THE SIZE OF A SQUARE GREEN PEA.

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THE CRAPPER
THE CITY HAD ITS OWN FLOWING UNDERGROUND SEPTIC SYSTEM.
AS YOU SEE THIS IS ONE OF THE PUBLIC BATHS. YOUR CHALUPA GOES THRU SLOT AND IS WASHED OUT TO SEA IN A CONSTANTLY FLOWING AQUEDUCT.

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LOOKING OUT TO THE SEA..

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WALKING DOWN TO THE SEA.....A LONG WAYS
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HIGHWAY BANDITS
THESE KIDS LIVED RIGHT NEXT DOOR IN A DEVELOPMENT.
THIS WAS THEIR PLAYGROUND...TOO FUN..
WHEN MY DAD AND I WALKED DOWN THEY JUMPED OUT AND DEMANDED WE PAY THE TOLL IN ORDER TO KEEP GOING..
WE OBLIGED THEM AND PASSED A FEW COINS TO THEM...

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SAME BANDITS....
AFTER MY DAD GAVE THEM A FEW COINS AND PASSED ONE RAISED HIS STICK AT ME AND SAID 'WHAT ABOUT YOU'......hehehe !

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LOOKING BACK AT THE COLOSSEUM

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OCEANSIDE LIBYA

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THE MAN HIMSELF...
Moammar Kadafi

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This was a tale of adventure please keep political comments out..

Thank you..hope you enjoyed the show...
 

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cool pics bro. wish none of the political stuff was going on so more could enjoy the culture and history of the region.
 

Blanca BusaLess

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Missed one...

The Stage.

One of the neatest things.
Look at the columns.
Still standing and perfect after 2k yrs...

Place was free to enter, no gate , no guard.
Just simply out in the middle of nowhere untouched.

What was also just as cool was the drive out there.
We drove right past parts of the desert where Rommel and Montgomery fought in WWII.
You could see tank and gun barrel and all kinds of stuff sitting there laying untouched since its destruction 70yrs ago....!

The Libyan Govt has not allowed anyone from any country rights to go there and remove these things.

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Ogre Sanctions have been lifted against Libya and as an American you are free to go and trust me you would be most welcomed and have a good time.
Again the average Libyan would be very nice to you.

Libya has some of the best citrus in the world PERIOD.
From a Florida boy believe me the best...

More scared of downtown Chicago you should be .
 

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no thanks bro... ill lay 2000 miles of 42" around chicago, nyc, atl, so fl, la, before i lay 50ft of 1" in libya.....
 

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Dont knock it till you try it.
Explosions in the distance in Baghdad did not scare me as much as when I drove thru So central LA with my cousin.

Youd be alright...
Take you with me next time I go if you like...
Hook you up with some hot Turkish girls who just wanna party with you American guyz...you !
 

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Ogre and Mattstang I would take you there to Tripoli right now and walk down to the square with an 'I love the USA' shirt on .

Trust me you be safer than like I said wearing red in SoCent LA !

Only thing would happen is you would get mobbed by bored folks who want to hear what its like.

Sure both have areas none would want to go to but 99% of the areas in both your fine !



I thought it super cool to actually go down to the Harbor where the marines stormed in....

..........."to the shores of Tripoli"
 

Blanca BusaLess

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Can you see them coming ashore in the backround......
Going after Gerry !
Rally round the flag boys !
King and Country it will be.....!

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Saiid, great post...some of the most hospitable people on this planet are arab speaking. You are doing great work breaking down some of these nonsensical sterotypes. My wife and i were in Greece several summers ago and remember very well the ancient's buildings...stuff you read as a school boy right there in front of you.
 

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I spent a little time in Turkey and loved it. Saiid count me in, I'd love to go.
 

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