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En route to Susa we visit Ptolemais, one of the great Pentapolis cities,
much of which is yet to be excavated, our guided tour reveals the
main monuments that have been unearthed on this vast site.
cisterns, the most important visible attraction, were the
largest in North Africa. Our guide is a former archeologist at the site who is very stern and obviously hates to be inturupted.It's plain to see that he loved his job here but has difficulty putting across his point with his poor English.I prefer to just wander the site and take in the atmosphere om my own.
We then arrive at Qasr Libya also known as the
Libya Palace. Set on a hillside surrounded by pine trees. It's a marvellous site and a nice walk down the hill in some nice winter sunshine.
We have a look at some remarkably well preserved Byzantine mosaic
panels which were discovered inside its eastern church. Finally we
arrive at Susa, the gateway to the ancient cities of Cyrenaica.