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Medeina



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Introduction

1. Building of Aesclepia

2. Theatre

3. Capitol

4. Temple

5. House of Sixteen Bases

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MEDEINA
Building of Aesclepia
Medeina, Tunisia


Medeina, Tunisia

Medeina, Tunisia


What makes the Building of Aesclepia interesting is that we do not know which purpose the structure served. And it is too large and adorned to make the question immaterial.
The structure has much of the shape of a bath, and several of the rooms have served exactly that purpose. Just check out the mosaics on the photo on the the bottom of the page. Several rooms have just this. Also there is water piping allowing large quantities to pass through.
Aesclepia was the healing god, and it appears most likely that a cult in connection with him was acted out here in the 3rd and 4th centuries CE.
The shell on the 3rd photo was interesting to me, but I haven't been able to find any information about it. Was this the place for some sort of sacrifice?
Medeina, Tunisia




By Tore Kjeilen