Gafsa

Gafsa

Gafsa is the capital of Gafsa Governorate of Tunisia. The city of Capsa belonged to King Jugurtha, who deposited his treasures there. It was captured by Gaius Marius in 106 BC and destroyed, but later became a Roman colonia.

Site Information

Country: Tunisia

District: Gafsa Governorate

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: 2nd Century BC

Oldest Culture: Numidian

Later Cultures: Roman + Vandals + Byzantine + Islamic

Site Features: Mixed Monuments

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