29. 04. 2013.

UNESCO - Amphitheatre Of El Jem; Dougga / Thugga, Tunisia

The impressive ruins of the largest colosseum in North Africa, a huge amphitheatre which could hold up to 35,000 spectators, are found in the small village of El Jem. This 3rd-century monument illustrates the grandeur and extent of Imperial Rome. 

The town of Thugga flourished under Roman and Byzantine rule, but declined in the Islamic period. The impressive ruins that are visible today give some idea of the resources of a small Roman town on the fringes of the empire.

I am surprised that I havent posted cards from Tunisia before...especially as my dear postcrossing friend Judit sent me multiple cards from her second home country ;) Shukran Judit!

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