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- Ancient Rome
- Northern Africa
- 0AD - 99AD
Sbeitla, also known as Sufetula, in Tunisia flourished as a Roman city from the 1st century AD before becoming a Christian centre, a Byzantine settlement and - after a brief period under Prefect Gregory - being taken by the Muslims.
Today, Sbeitla’s ruins hint at the great city that once stood here. Most of the sites date back to the 2nd or 3rd centuries AD. The highlights include its Temples of Jupiter and Minerva, both located in the beautiful forum. There are arches dedicated to Diocletian and Antionius Pius, a bath vessel complete with colourful mosaics and evidence of street planning including dwellings and roads.
There is also a museum of the finds from Sbeitla.
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Address: Sbeitla, Tunisia
Phone: Contact local tourist office.
Off route P13 in the modern town of Sbeitla, which is approx 31km east of Kasserine.
Open daily. Entry fee applies.
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