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El Jem amphitheatre

El Jem amphitheatre was built almost 2000 years ago, during the Roman era
Tunisia 2002 part II

December 28th 2002
A Roman bathhouse (still in use) a Roman amphitheatre (where Monty Python's been filming) and the remains of a Roman city (not in use) Douriet In the previous blog entry from Tunisia I wrote about a few Berber villages I visited. Douriet is another such village. Like the other villages, Douriet is today mostly in r ... read more
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Tunisian Flag Following independence from France in 1956, President Habib BOURGUIBA established a strict one-party state. He dominated the country for 31 years, repressing Islamic fundamentalism and establishing rights for women unmatched by any other Arab nation.... ... read more
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27th July 2022

El Jem
We have Tunesia on our short list so it is great reading your adventure.
28th July 2022

Tunisia is lovely... just not now I think
I think the political situation in Tunisia might be a bit turbulent so I probably wouldn't go there right now. But hopefully it will be better a few years from now. When it is safe to go I can strongly recommend it because Tunisia is lovely. /Ake
27th August 2022

El Jem Amphitheatre
Your Tunisia blogs make Tunisia at the top of "the Must Do" lists. So much to see to immerse in its history. In modern times it was the birth of the Arab Spring...in ancient times wow wow wow! Thank you
28th August 2022

And a "want to return" place
I'd love to go back there some day because there is more to see than I had time for. I don't think it is safe at the moment though. /Ake

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