Whispers at Leptis



Evolving the concept of Reading places and friendship societies, in September 2016, we went for a ride to the East of Tripoli towards Khoms. Met an archeologist who made the city of Leptis Magna come alive again. The birth place of Roman emperor Septimus Severus-Emperor from 193 to 211

We then went to the Colosseum built by Nero-AD 65, and listened to some whispers of times gone by.

Remembering First Visit-2004-April

I first came to Leptis in April of 2004, with my family. We used to stay in Ben Ashor at that time, Sagar had just turned 5. In the more than ten years we stayed in Mediterranean region, (Tripoli-Libya and Sweiqi-Malta) they studied in the ISM International school and St.Edward’s College-Cottonera Malta. We also visited the Ancient Citadel of Gozo- which has been a place of worship for millenia. The community networks we developed made us see different facets of the Indian diaspora and their journeys. We used to visit the San Gjwann Community centre in Malta and participated in the annual Diwali gatherings. Walks in and around Sweiqi made us explore the churches of Balluta and the monuments of Sliema.

The Chapel at St.Edwards Cottonera

Chapel-St.Edward’s Cottonera

About prashant bhatt

A psychologist, interested in mindfulness practices. I practiced medicine as a radiologist for 23 years in India and Libya as a radiologist before shifting to Canada. A regular diarist, journaling since 1983 Reading journal : gracereadings.com
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