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Amphitheatre of El Djem, Tunisia

Amphitheatre of Thysdrus (modern El Djem), Tunisia The Amphitheatre, built during the century CE, is North Africa's largest coliseum with a capacity of spectators, and "illustrates the grandeur and extent of Imperial Rome.

Looking out over the stormy sea in Carthage, Tunisia ~ Africa at the Punic and Roman Ruins.

Carthage, Tunisia ~ Punic and Roman Ruins

Looking out over the stormy sea in Carthage, Tunisia ~ Africa at the Punic and Roman Ruins.

Spectacular Sbeitla.   Tunisia is famous for its historical sites and ruins, which is why Sbeitla is such a top choice for anyone visiting this North African country. Located in central Tunisia, Sbeitla offers a number of well-preserved Roman ruins that can take you back in time...  http://www.experienceittours.com/tunisia/travel-tunisia/spectacular-sbeitla/

Take a trip back in time by visiting the ancient Roman ruins in Sbeitla, Tunisia!

Dougga Capitol. Dougga is sometimes called “the best-preserved Roman small town in North Africa”. Amongst the most famous Roman monuments at the site are a Punic-Libyan mausoleum, the theatre and the capitol. The capitol is a Roman temple from the 2nd century CE, principally dedicated to the three most important Roman gods: Jupiter, Juno and Minerva.

Roman temples, while related to the Greek temple form in general design and use of the orders, represent a separate category of temple form. For example: Romans temples were built on an elevated

Roman El-Jem Colosseum, Tunisia ~   The third largest colosseum ever built by the Romans ~ UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Photo: iancrowe via Flickr

Roman El-Jem Colosseum, Tunisia ~ The third largest colosseum ever built by the Romans ~ UNESCO World Heritage Site

Mosaic of Venus and Centaurs, Underground Palace, Roman archeological ruins, Bulla Regia, Tunisia.

Mosaic of Venus and Centaurs, Underground Palace, Roman archeological ruins, Bulla Regia, Tunisia.

El Djem, Tunisia. An amazing coliseum, left in the dry desert heat by the Romans. Far less crowded than Rome or Verona, very atmospheric.

An amazing coliseum, left in the dry desert heat by the Romans. Far less crowded than Rome or Verona, very atmospheric.

"Sbeitla (or Sufetula) is a fairly well preserved Roman city in the mid west of Tunisia. The city contains a vast almost square forum paved with stone slabs and surrounded by a wall. The forum has a gateway on one side and three Roman temples on the opposite side. Instead of constructing only one temple dedicated to the three most important Roman gods, Jupiter, Juno, and Minerva, the inhabitants of Sbeitla built separate temples for each one." http://www.touropia.com/ancient-roman-temples/

Three Roman Temples, in the Forum of SUFETULA (Sbeïtla), TUNISIA. The temple of Juno is in the worst condition but the other two ,the temples of Minerva and Jupiter, are almost intact.

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