The Amphitheatre of El Jem

Located in the town of El Jem or Thysdrus, the Amphitheatre of El Jem was known in Roman era in Central Tunisia. As known, this is impressive monument that is one of the most skillful examples of Roman architecture of an Amphitheatre. The Amphitheatre seems to be nearly equal to something as mentioned Colosseum itself. It is noticed that it has a seating charge of 30,000 people and positions of 36 meters high included diameter of almost 150 meters. Based on history, the Amphitheatre of El Jem had been built in the early 3rd century under proconsul Gordian. It was principally used for gladiator shows and small chariot races. Beyond, the Thysdrus was a crucial center to produce olive oil that was exported in huge quantities








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