Tibuda is situated only a few kilometres to the west of Zwara city and sits about seven to ten meters under water and about 200 meters from the coast. It is not yet fully explored nor properly catalogued . Its close proximity to Zuwarah city may shed more light about the ancient history of Zuwara before its ancient coast was claimed by the sea. The disappearance of land under the sea is a common occurrence in nature and the Mediterranean sea had claimed many coastal cities in the past. It was predicted that it will continue to do so in the future especially after the predicted melting of the arctic and antarctic ice. Tibuda was the ancient port of the city of Zuwarah during the Roman period and that the port was used to export the main commodities produced by the Zuwaran communities mainly salt, lime and gypsum.
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From what has been explored so far Tibuda looks like a small city with stone columns and building structures thought to have been built thousands of years ago probably dating back to the Carthaginian period. This conclusion is evidenced by the archaeological remains found south of Tibuda. These remains or ruins have always been there and were always part of Zuwarah’s history. They are located about four kilometres (4 km) west of Zuwara. As far as we know the site is not catalogued nor fully studied by any academic authority. There is no doubt that the site is very ancient because among the finds were remains of Roman villas and buildings, mosaic pieces and pottery.