A Phoenician trading-post that served as an outlet for the products of the African hinterland, Sabratha was part of the short-lived Numidian Kingdom of Massinissa before being Romanized and rebuilt in the 2nd and 3rd centuries A.D.
Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site
|iii||To bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared.||All|
|‘Porta d’Europa’ (‘Gateway to Europe’)||2020||299.1km||site_ao|
|Arch of Marcus Aurelius||2019||65.4km||site_ao|
|El Jem Amphitheatre||2019||321.8km||site_ao|
|Rabbit Islet Has No Rabbits||2019||300.9km||site_ao|
|Matmata Underground Houses||2018||248.3km||site_ao|
|Amphitheatre of El Jem||1979||321.8km||site_whs|
|Archaeological Site of Leptis Magna||1982||170.2km||site_whs|
About the source: UNESCO
Within UNESCO's broad remit, this specialised agency of the UN works towards international cooperation agreements to secure the world's cultural and natural heritage, designating venues of exceptional value as World Heritage Sites.