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[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] The Archaeological Site of Cyrene is a World Heritage Site of Libya. Cyrene was the ruins of the Greeks coming from the island of Thera. It was one of the main cities of ancient Greece. The ruins are located in the valley, in the Jebel Akhdar uplands, in the present-day city of Shahhat in Libya.


Ruins of Cyrene, Libya
Ruins of Cyrene, Libya
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Cyrene was founded by the Greeks in 630 BC. It grew to become one of the major cities of ancient Libya, establishing trade relations with other Greek cities of that period. It had its own kings in the 5th century BC, but by 460 BC, had become a republic.

Cyrene was conquered by the Romans around 96 BC, and was made a Roman province. Under the Romans, Cyrene remained an important city until it came to an unceremoniously in a massive earthquake of AD 262.

Archaeological Site of Cyrene was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 6th session of the World Heritage Committee in Paris, France, 13 - 17 December, 1982.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N32 49 30 E21 51 29.988 in Ghebel Akhdar, Libya
Inscription Year: 1982
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: II, III, VI


Archaeological site of Cyrene, Libya
Archaeological site of Cyrene, Libya
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