Sunday, November 06, 2005
The Bascilica has wonderfully carved columns on each end.
From top to bottom they are carved with angels and figures intertwined with grapes and the leaves of a grapevine.
The amount of detail and the beauty of the work is breathtaking. If it looks this good now, one can only imagine what it must have looked like about 1800 years ago when it was created.
Leptis has both a theatre and an ampitheatre. We only had time to visit the theatre. It's a ideal place to sit and relax with the view of the sea peeking behind the columns of the stage. The height of the theatre also gives you a chance to look out over the ruins.
There is a wide marketplace that was well laid out with separate areas for seafood, poultry and vegetables.
We didn't have time to see everything. We'll have to make another trip for the rest. But it was a wonderful way to spend the third day of Eid.
I may try to reupload this post as the images seem a bit blurry - not sure if that's from me or a blogger issue.