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The Western Roman Empire may have fallen more than 1,500 years ago, but its rich legacy of innovation and invention can still be seen today. The Romans were prodigious builders and expert civil engineers, and their thriving civilization produced advances in technology, culture and architecture that remained unequaled for centuries.


Reconstruction of Theatre of Marcellus (Latin: Theatrum Marcelli), built in the closing years of the Roman Republic.


Leptis Magna The ancient port, with its artificial basin of some 102,000 m2, still exists with its quays, jetties, fortifications, storage areas and temples. Dug under Nero and organized under Septimius Severus, it is one of the chefs d'oeuvre of Roman technology with its barrage dam and its canal designed to regulate the course of Wadi Lebda, the dangerous torrent that empties into the Mediterranean to the west


A ROMAN BRONZE LADLE CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D. The hemispherical bowl with tall handle decorated with border on the outside, the terminal in the form of a wolf head, with traces of gilding