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Dougga / Thugga

Listed under Archaeological Sites in Tunisia.

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A Berber village then the capital of the King of Masinissa then a Roman city – complete with a large and well appointed theatre, which is the main historic attraction today – Dougga has been an important historic spot. At its zenith Dougga was home to around 20,000 people and spread out over 65 hectares, you can still see the groves of all those chariots on the stone cobbles, before it was abandoned and crumbled.

The ruins have been restored – but in many cases, including that of the Roman theatre, there wasn’t too much restoration needed, to stabilise them – and the best artefacts and pieces discovered have been moved to the Bardo Museum. Aside from the theatre, which is now used for theatrical performances again, there’s a mausoleum from the Punic period that has survived very well.

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'Before the Roman annexation of Numidia, the town of Thugga, built on an elevated site overlooking a fertile plain, was the capital of an important Libyco-Punic state. It flourished under Roman and Byzantine rule, but declined in the Islamic period. The… Read more...

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