Rank: Top 1000
Wonder Type: Cultural
A colony of the Greeks of Thera, Cyrene was one of the principal cities in the Hellenic world. It was Romanized and remained a great capital until the earthquake of 365. A thousand years of history is written into its ruins, which have been famous since the 18th century.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Cyrene", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.