The Capitol is considered one of the most beautiful Roman buildings throughout Africa. It was built in 167 AD and was dedicated to the gods of Jupiter, Minerva and Juno (the Capitoline Triad). It consists of a sanctuary preceded by a portico, which is accessed via a monumental staircase. In this portico are six preserved fluted columns topped by Corinthian capitals, whose tympanum is carved with the image of a man kidnapped by an eagle. The interior space measures 38.5 meters long by 24 wide. The background houses a colossal statue of Jupiter over 6 feet tall (whose head and feet are exhibited in Room Sousse Bardo Museum) and images of Juno and Minerva.