Romans in North Africa...
- Posted July 14, 2009 by David Swatton Viewed 2016 times
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Over the next few days I'll be boring you with pictures of my trip to Tunisia last week…
Starting off with a World Heritage archaeological site - Dougga - the best preserved small Roman town in North Africa covering about 65 hectares and dating from the late 2nd century BC when the Romans occupied what was originally a Berber town after the defeat of Hannibal and the crushing of the Carthaginian empire.
Most of the monumental remains date from the 2nd century AD.
My favourite was definitely the theatre - even though it is open-air and I was sitting thirty rows back from the stage it was still perfectly possible to hear the guide's speaking voice and when he dropped a coin the acoustics were impeccable. They knew a thing or two about building did those Romans (even though they nicked the technology off the Greeks!)
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