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Amphitheatre of El Jem

Amphitheatre of El Jem

Amphitheatre of El Jem, also called formerly Thysdrus, is a Roman amphitheater located in the city of El Djem in Mahdia Governorate, Tunisia. It was built in 238 AD and is considered one of the best preserved Roman ruins in the world. The Amphitheatre of El Jem was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979.

Site Information

Country: Tunisia

District: Mahdia Governorate

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: 3rd Century AD

Oldest Culture: Roman

Later Cultures: Roman

Site Features: Roman Monuments


World Heritage Site

Official Name: Amphitheatre of El Jem

Date of Inscription: 1979

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