Maktar

Maktar

Maktar or Makthar is a Roman-Berber site in Siliana Governorate, Tunisia. The ancient town was founded by the Numidians as a defense post against the Carthaginians in the 3rd century BC. Among the ruins there are several pre-Roman structures, the Roman forum, the arch of Trajan and the thermal baths.

Site Information

Country: Tunisia

District: Siliana Governorate

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: First Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Berber

Later Cultures: Ancient Carthage + Roman + Byzantine

Site Features: Roman & Byzantine Monuments


UNESCO Tentative List

Part of: The Royal Mausoleums of Numidia, Mauretania and pre-Islamic funerary monuments

Date of Submission: 2012

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