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El-Jem



El-Jem
Introduction

1. Inside amphitheatre

2. Inside the colonnade

3. Dungeons

4. Tiny tourists

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EL JEM/THYSDRUS
Inside the amphitheatre
El Jem, Tunisia


El Jem, Tunisia

The arena is 65 metres long and 39 metres wide, large enough to host more than one show at a time. Note inside the amphitheatre that the decorations are rather crude. This was because the stone used was too soft for fine sculpture.
The upper part of the tiers were used as a sort of VIP tribune, where roofed rooms allowed hiding from the hot sun.
El Jem, Tunisia




By Tore Kjeilen