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Thuburbo Majus



Thuburbo Majus
Introduction

1. Capitol and the Forum

2. Baths

3. Sanitary functions

4. Temple of Mercury and Market

5. Other religious buildings

6. Palaestra of Petronii

7. House of Neptune

8. Oil press

9. Triumphal arches

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THUBURBO MAJUS
Palaestra of Petronii
Thuburbo Majus, Tunisia


Thuburbo Majus, Tunisia


Probably the most attractive structure at Thuburbo Majus, even more so than the Capitol, is the Palaestra of Petronii. It dates back to 225 CE, being one of the later additions to the town during its heyday.
The grounds were the gymnastics area, the place to perform the noble arts of wrestling and boxing. Its location next to the Summer Baths is not accidental

Thuburbo Majus, Tunisia




By Tore Kjeilen