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Lepcis Magna is on the Mediterranean coast of North Africa in Libya.

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Originally established as a colony by the Phoenicians (from what is now Lebanon in the Middle East) Lepcis became for them a significant emporium and shelter for their ships on the Mediterranean coast of North Africa (which they had largely taken over). After the Romans took control of the City it was to become one of the most important cities in the new Province of Africa, acting as a major port for sending various products back to Rome.