Tolmeitha

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Tolmeitha
طلميثة
Village
Tolmeitha is located in Libya
Tolmeitha
Tolmeitha
Location in Libya
Coordinates: 32°42′19.48″N 20°56′41.09″E / 32.7054111°N 20.9447472°E / 32.7054111; 20.9447472
Country  Libya
Region Cyrenaica
District Marj
Time zone UTC + 2

Tolmeitha, Tolometa, or Tolmeita (Arabic طلميثة) is a tiny village in the northern Cyrenaica region of eastern Libya, some 110 km (68 mi) east of Benghazi, near Ad Dirsiyah. Its name is derived, through the Latin Tolmeta, from the Greek name of the classical city whose ruins are nearby, Ptolemais.

The ancient Libyan city of Marj had its own special currency, which was minted in the year 525 BC. It was found in the excavations of antiquities in the Museums of Tolmeitha and Cyrene.[citation needed]

Coordinates: 32°42′19″N 20°56′41″E / 32.705411°N 20.944748°E / 32.705411; 20.944748

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