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Bulla Regia: Numidian-Roman city on a great plain in western Africa.
- Situated on a large plain in the valley of the river Medjerda (i.e., the hinterland of Utica)
- c.1000 BCE: Dolmens; early settlement
- c.300 BCE: Trade route from Utica to Hippo Regius
- Third century: BCE Carthaginian influence (temple of Tanit, Punic burials)
- 218-201 BCE: Second Punic War. Bulla Regia becomes part of the kingdom of Massinissa of Numidia
- 81 BCE: Refuge of king Iarbas
- 46 BCE: Rewarded by Caesar for its support in the war against Pompey; residence of king Juba I (hence the title Regia, "royal")
- Hadrian (r.117-138) gives Bulla Regia the rank of colonia
- Splendid houses, often partly underground; Memmian Baths; theater; forum with Capitol
- Christianity (cf. visit by Augustine, who delivered a sermon in Bulla Regia)
- c.439-c.534 Vandal rule (town is the last capital of king Gelimer, 530-534)
- Byzantine rule; continued prosperity
- Arabian take-over