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: Amazighs

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

Exact Location

Loading...

Weather In Site


  • Humidity: %
  • Wind:
Powered by: OpenWeatherMap

Tunisia Map

by amCharts

Rating

Five
25
Four
10
Three
6
Two
2
One
1

4.3 average based on 44 reviews.

Users' Comments

The published comments do not represent the opinion of our site, but express the opinion of their publishers. (All Comments must be in English or Arabic)