National Geographic : 1940 Mar
NEWLY EXCAVATED COLUMNS ARE ASSEMBLED FOR THE RESTORATION OF THE ROMANTHEATER AT LEPTIS MAGNA While establishing new farming colonies in a region once renowned for its fertility, Italians are restoring ancientruins toasemblance of their former glory. Broken bits of column are fitted together in horizontal troughs before being erected. Sidonian merchants here founded a port of trade with inner Africa. The Roman Emperor Septimius Severus enriched this city where he was born in 146 A.D . (page 326).