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Thysdrus

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Thysdrus (Greek: Θύσδρος): Numidian-Punic-Roman city in Africa, modern El Jem.

History

Thysdrus, Statue of Concordia

Amphitheater

The amphitheater of Thysdrus is one of the best-preserved amphitheaters in the world. It was built between 238 and 244 and remained in use as fortress. It measures 148x 122 meters; the arena is 64½ x 39 meters.

Maison d'Afrique

Next to the museum of El-Djem is a small excavation of several Roman houses, dating to the second half of the second century. One of these, named the Maison d'Afrique after a mosaic, has been reconstructed.

This page was created in 2020; last modified on 29 April 2020.

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