The Amphitheatre of El Jem, Tunisia was built in the 3rd century in the ancient Roman town of Thysdrus. It is the largest Roman amphitheatre in North Africa - holding between 27,000 and 30,000 people making it possibly the third or fourth biggest in the Empire after the Colosseum (or Coliseum) in Rome and that at Capua.. - was also used for filming some of the scenes the film Gladiator.

The Amphitheatre of El Jem, Tunisia was built in the 3rd century in the ancient Roman town of Thysdrus. It is the largest Roman amphitheatre in North Africa - holding between 27,000 and 30,000 people making it possibly the third or fourth biggest in the Empire after the Colosseum (or Coliseum) in Rome and that at Capua.. - was also used for filming some of the scenes the film Gladiator.

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The impressive ruins of the largest colosseum in North Africa, a huge amphitheatre which could hold up to 35,000 spectators, are found in the small village of El Jem. This 3rd-century monument illustrates the grandeur and extent of Imperial Rome.

The impressive ruins of the largest colosseum in North Africa, a huge amphitheatre which could hold up to 35,000 spectators, are found in the small village of El Jem. This 3rd-century monument illustrates the grandeur and extent of Imperial Rome.

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Amphitheatre of El Jem

Amphitheatre of El Jem

Exterior view of the magnificent Amphitheatre of El Jem, a UNESCO world heritage site, at the frontier of the Roman Empire in Tunisia (north...

Exterior view of the magnificent Amphitheatre of El Jem, a UNESCO world heritage site, at the frontier of the Roman Empire in Tunisia (north...

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Amphitheater of El Djem  Tunisia (North Africa)  Carr, Karen (PhD).  Kidipede - History for Kids. 2012.  http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/romans/games/circus.htm  Copyright 1998-2012 Dr. Karen Carr, Assoc. Professor Emerita o

Amphitheater of El Djem Tunisia (North Africa) Carr, Karen (PhD). Kidipede - History for Kids. 2012. http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/romans/games/circus.htm Copyright 1998-2012 Dr. Karen Carr, Assoc. Professor Emerita o

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UNESCO Site of El Jem or El Djem and Amphitheatre.  The impressive ruins of the largest colosseum in North Africa is a must see. Click on the pin to read more.

UNESCO Site of El Jem or El Djem and Amphitheatre. The impressive ruins of the largest colosseum in North Africa is a must see. Click on the pin to read more.

Amphitheatre of El Jem, Tunisia. UNESCO ©Editions Gelbart / Jean-Jacques Gelbart
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Amphitheatre of El Jem - Tunisia

Amphitheatre of El Jem - Tunisia

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