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The Ruins of Dougga

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Dougga Capitol

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.

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It is one hour from the country's capital by car over good roads which are well marked and signposted. There's parking and a bar and it is easy to find a tour guide right there to tour the site. Dougga or Thougga was a Roman city that has endured to the present day in reasonably good condition thanks to being uninhabited. If you like ruins, you will love Dougga.


One of the most beautiful ruins in Tunisia

Caelistis Temple dates back to Roman times, evidenced by its architectural "aboriginal" tradition. Like other monuments in the archaeological site of Dougga, there is knowledge in the field of religious architecture. It is one of the most beautiful ruins in Tunisia.

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