ART AND MUSEUM
ART AND MUSEUM
Libya is not only a business opportunity but an archaeological site rich in history and art.
CASA ITALIA LIBIA want to support the local Institutions to recover and value this heritage.
Architect Michelangelo Lupo and his staff has been called by CASA ITALIA LIBIA to bring his experience to our future projects.
The contribution of Arch. Michelangelo Lupo in Libya was fundamentally important in realising Sabratha Museum.
Arch.Michelangelo Lupo is one of the main consultants of the Vatican Museum and the Quirinale.
SABRATHA ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM
The restoration of two of the main archaeological Libyan site, both Unesco World Heritage, are part of a dedicated program financed by ENI North Africa and NOC, National Oil Corporation that took place between 2006 and 2014: we talk about Leptis Magna Hunting Spa and the Archaeological Museum of Sabratha.
Sabratha is located 70 kms west of Tripoli and is one of the three Punic cities from where derives the name Tripolitania the north west coast area that included Oea (today Tripoli) and Leptis Magna.
Sabratha was founded by Phoenicians in the 7th century B.C.; was afterwards taken by Carthaginians and in 46 B.C by Romans becoming part of the African province.
The archaeological site is formed by the museum and a Roman theater erected over 2nd-3rd century AD, that was the object of a massive restoration intervention by the Superintendents of Antiquities of Tripolitania, when Libya became an Italian colony.
At the end of the 1920s the theater was brought to light thanks to the excavations undertaken by Renato Bartoccini and continued by Giacomo Guidi, who also took care of the reconstruction of the scene, made possible by the discovery of numerous columns and the original layout of the walls. The intervention was finished in 1937, when under the management of Superintendent Giacomo Caputo, the theater was inaugurated in the presence of Benito Mussolini with the representation of Sophocles' Oedipus King. Arch. Michelangelo Lupo - Sabratha Museum