Amphitheater of El Djem - Tunisia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben
N 35° 17.824 E 010° 42.406
32S E 655188 N 3907323
Quick Description: Dating from the 3rd century, the Amphitheater of El Djem is an immense theatre in the classic Roman town of Thysdrus (now El Djem), in Tunisia.
Location: Tunisia
Date Posted: 12/2/2012 6:58:13 AM
Waymark Code: WMFV4Q
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member BarbershopDru
Views: 5

Long Description:
The amphitheatre of El Djem was built by the Romans under proconsul Gordian, who was acclaimed Emperor at Thysdrus around 238, and was probably mainly used for gladiator shows and chariot races. The elliptical theatre had room for 35,000 spectators.

A UNESCO World Heritage site since 1979, it is the third largest amphitheatre in the world, only the Colosseum in Rome and the ruined theatre of Capua were bigger.

Source: Wikipedia (visit link)
Type: Ruin

Fee: 7 Dinar

Hours:
daily 8am to 7pm (5:30 in winter)


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