Far from home…

In another world….I was trying to find an old post I did on some ruins in Virginia Water, and even had fellow bloggger Margaret on the fruitless search….I must have imagined posting

After all, it is a decade ago that I was wandering around these ruins….and I wasn’t blogging then. These stones from Leptis Magna were effectively  plundered by the British in 1816 for a display in the British Museum. But the Museum declined to have them and they ended up in Windsor Great Park.

So come for a wander about these amazing ruins, a little piece of Leptis Magna from the arid desert now in leafy Surrey.

The view from above, close to the A30:

Wandering around, firstly on a January day, the remains of some snow being a far cry from hot desert sand:

Moving a bit further along, out of the sun

This was one of my favourite parts, but all fenced off so I couldn’t explore inside:

And I took an image of this area in winter, then the last image is in the April sunshine



  1. It’s a shame they were plundered, but what an opportunity to see them standing here as they might have once been in their original location. At least they weren’t destroyed. I do love history and seeing this sort of thing so thanks for adding to my morning pleasure.


  2. I had heard about those, but have never seen them. Thanks for rectifying that, Sue.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  3. Whenever I visited the UK, I enjoyed seeing the remnants of the Roman foot print. One day, Hadrian’s Wall! I always wanted to hike it. 🙂

  4. Pat

    These are beautiful, Sue. You did a great job of capturing them.

  5. Extraordinary, to see these in leafy Surrey. Such plundering is pretty unforgivable of course, but having been done, at least it gives us a flavour of the life and times came from. And next time I look for Leptis Magna on your blog … I’ll find it

  6. Gorgeous ruins…sorry about plundering though.

  7. Another chat group, with A-C? Viveka too? It’s all excitement! 🙂 🙂

  8. Interesting history of time long gone. Zoom chatting has certainly taken off in Covid times

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