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Sbeitla



Sbeitla
Introduction

1. The grand Forum

2. Temple of Minerva

3. Temple of Jupiter

4. Temple of Juno

5. Antonine Gate

6. Baths

7. Underground bath?

8. Baptistry basins

9. Churches

10. Theatre

11. Shopping streets

12. Public fountains

13. House of Seasons

14. Water reservoir

15. Temple to unknown

16. Byzantine forts

17. Olive press

18. Arches of Diocletian and Septimus Severus

19. The Bridge

20. Amphitheatre

21. Museum

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SBE¤TLA
The grand Forum
Forum of Sbe´tla, Tunisia

Forum of Sbe´tla, Tunisia

Forum of Sbe´tla, Tunisia

Forum of Sbe´tla, Tunisia

Sbeitla's forum is the most impressive part of the entire site, with its three almost intact temples in the centre. The Temple of Minerva is in the best condition, while the Temple of Jupiter next to it has almost all of its walls still standing. The Temple of Juno has fared worse, but there is plenty to help you imagine what it must have looked in pristine condition.
Only surpassed by the amphitheatre in El Jem, the forum of Sbe´tla is the most imposing and impressive Roman structure in all of Tunisia.
To the south of the forum is the Arch of Antionius Pius, creating a nice photo opportunity for photographers of all ranks.
Note that the Temple of Jupiter, in the middle, was only accessible from the side, while the two flank temples have stairs in front.
Forum of Sbe´tla, Tunisia




By Tore Kjeilen