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Roman amphitheater, El Djem, Tunisia

El-Jem amphitheatre (Roman Amphitheatre), a magnificent structure built in the century AD, is the third largest in the Roman Empire (after Rome and Capua). El-Jem amphitheatre is the best preserved monument of ancient Thysdrus.

El Djem (lat: Thysdrus) Tunisia, Africa. Most impressive Roman ruins of a once prosperous city.

El Djem (lat: Thysdrus) Tunisia, where Gladiator was filmed. Most impressive Roman ruins of a once prosperous city.

Caves at Matmata//It might seem a cliche to include Matmata, as it is common knowledge that the early parts of the first Star Wars films were shot there. But the underground houses cut into the rocky Hamada desert are one of the most extraordinary and unique sites in Tunisia. The troglodytes of Matmata were barely known until 1967, when the town, not far from Gabes in southern Tunisia, became a major attraction for visitors. Some of the cave houses go down as far as 30 feet and are said to…

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The medina at Hammamet dates back to around when the Hafsids erected the present walls, allowing safe living and trade here.