Montag, Oktober 03, 2005

EL DJEM : THE ANCIENT AMPHITHEATRE IN THE MIDST OF THE DESERT



The amphitheatre of El Djem is the third largest theatre in world, after Rome’s Colosseum and the ruined theatre of Capua. The town of Thysdrus (El Djem´s Roman name) was, like almost all Roman settlements, built on the former Punic settlements. Thysdrus prospered especially at the time of Emperor Hadrian (117-138 AD), when it became an important centre of olive oil manufacturing. It is in quite good condition, almost similar to Colosseum, but parts of its yellow stone walls were used to build the modern town. The construction started in 238 ...

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Blogger Hannibal said...

Did you visit ElJem?

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