Photos: Libya's treasured ruins – Leptis Magna in Libya was known as one of the most beautiful cities of the Roman Empire. Archaeologist Hafed Walda shared this photo and others of some of the historical ruins in Libya.
Photos: Libya's treasured ruins – The Arch of Septimius Severus is one of the gems at Leptis Magna, which was buried for centuries under the sand.
Photos: Libya's treasured ruins – Cave paintings dating from 12,000 B.C. to A.D. 100 dot the mountains across Acacus.
Photos: Libya's treasured ruins – Sabratha was a Phoenician trading post that was rebuilt by the Romans in the 2nd and 3rd centuries A.D. Its most renowned feature is the theater, most likely built around 161-92 A.D., according to UNESCO.
Photos: Libya's treasured ruins – The ruins of Cyrene have been a famous archaeological site since the 18th century but the site's decline began around 365 A.D. with a massive earthquake and tidal wave.