Aerial view of Sabratha's center. The large, open square surrounded by columns in the upper left hand portion of the picture is the Forum. The large columns to the right (east) of the Forum are the remains of the East Forum Temple. Immediately on the n ear side (south) of the Forum is the Basilica where Apuleius spoke. To the right (east) of the Basilica and across the principal road which ran through the center of Sabratha is the Antonine Temple. The offshore reef which is visible in the picture provided Sabratha with a natural harbor. Due to the paucity of suitable harbors along the coast of Tripolitania, the existence of this reef certainly explains Sabratha's location.