TUNISIA  ~El Djem~   One of the largest arenas of the Roman Empire can be found in the middle of the Tunisian Desert. The amphitheatre of Thysdrus, an enormous structure, emerged out of the barren desert in just 8 years.

TUNISIA ~El Djem~ One of the largest arenas of the Roman Empire can be found in the middle of the Tunisian Desert. The amphitheatre of Thysdrus, an enormous structure, emerged out of the barren desert in just 8 years.

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.

Amphitheatre of El Jem El Jem (Thysdrus), Tunisia 238 CE spectators The amphitheatre is built of stone blocks, located on a flat ground, and is exceptionally well conserved. The amphitheatre of.

Amphitheatre of El Jem

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

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Roman amphitheatre of El Jem, Tunisia, Africa. UNESCO list of Tunisia (visited

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.

30 of the World's Most Impressive Ancient Ruins : Amphitheatre of El Jem (Mahdia Governorate, Tunisia)   The Amphitheatre of El Jem is one of the remains of the Roman city of Thysdrus, known today as El Djem. The amphitheatre was capable of seating 35,000 people. Several scenes from Life of Brian and Gladiator were filmed here.

30 of the world’s most impressive ancient ruins

Built in the third century, the El Djem Amphitheater is the largest in Tunisia,North Africa and is a UNESCO world heritage site. It is located in the small village of El Djem, which was known as Thysdrus in Roman times.

Amphitheatre of El Djem, Tunisia

Amphitheatre of Thysdrus (modern El Djem), Tunisia The Amphitheatre, built during the century CE, is North Africa's largest coliseum with a capacity of spectators, and "illustrates the grandeur and extent of Imperial Rome.

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

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

Tunisia - El Djem: the amphitheatre of Thysdrus

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

Amphitheatre of El Jem also called Thysdrus Coliseum - Tunis Thysdrus, Tunisia

Amphitheatre of El Jem also called Thysdrus Coliseum - Tunis Thysdrus, Tunisia

El Djem الجمّ Thysdrus  /  The amphitheatre. The amphitheatre at El Djem was built by the Romans under proconsul Gordian, who was acclaimed Emperor at Thysdrus, around 238 and was mainly used for gladiator shows and small chariot races (like in Ben-Hur).

El Djem الجمّ Thysdrus / The amphitheatre. The amphitheatre at El Djem was built by the Romans under proconsul Gordian, who was acclaimed Emperor at Thysdrus, around 238 and was mainly used for gladiator shows and small chariot races (like in Ben-Hur).

Tunisia - El-Mahdia - Amphitheatre of El Jem - ©Editions Gelbart / Jean-Jacques Gelbart

Tunisia - El-Mahdia - Amphitheatre of El Jem - ©Editions Gelbart / Jean-Jacques…

Roman Amphitheatre of El Jem, Tunisia The 3rd biggest amphitheater known to man, so impressive that they filmed Russel Crowe’s Gladiator here.  It could hold up to 35,000 people.  Built in 300AD.

Roman Amphitheatre of El Jem, Tunisia The biggest amphitheater known to man, so impressive that they filmed Russel Crowe’s Gladiator here.

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