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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
Museum

Musuem at Sbe´tla, Tunisia

Musuem at Sbe´tla, Tunisia


The museum next to the ticket office contains some of the better moveable parts from ancient Sbe´tla. The exhibit has some fine mosaics, a few sculptures, stelae and 5th century altar.
The finest artefact here is most probably the statue of a leg-less Bacchus sitting on a panther (second photo). From the mouth of the panther, once a fountain of water came.
All in all, the museum is rather on the disappointing side, considering the grand size of Sbe´tla altogether. But it does try to illustrate the changes through history, from the Libyan period with its megalithic tombs until the demise of Sbe´tla at Byzantine times.
Musuem at Sbe´tla, Tunisia




By Tore Kjeilen