Ancient Roman city found off coast of Libya

Published on December 7th, 2009 | by Admin

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The remains of a Roman city, dating back to the 2nd century A.D., have been found underwater, off the coast of Libya.

The discovery took place on the Cape of Ras Eteen on the western side of Libya’s Gulf of Bumbah, as archaeologists were searching the area for shipwrecks and the remains of ancient ports.

Archaeologists instead found walls, streets, and the remains of buildings and ancient tombs. After a careful analysis, the experts realised the area extended for over a hectare.

Experts also said that the city could have been destroyed by a strong tsunami after an earthquake which struck the eastern coastal region of Cyrenaica in 365 A.D.

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