Ancient Sabratha – The archaeological site in Sabratha

Sabratha’s port was established, perhaps about 500 BC, 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. The city was badly damaged by earthquakes during the 4th century, particularly […]

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Goldeneye – The birthplace of 007 in Oracabessa

On 17 February 1952, Fleming began writing his first Bond novel, Casino Royale, at Goldeneye. It was a success, with three print runs being commissioned to cope with the demand. Eleven Bond novels and two collections of short stories followed between 1953 and 1966. The novels revolve around James Bond, an officer in the Secret Intelligence Service, […]