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The Amphitheatre of El Jem, Tunisia was built in the 3rd century in the ancient Roman town of Thysdrus. It is the largest Roman amphitheatre in North Africa - holding between 27,000 and 30,000 people making it possibly the third or fourth biggest in the Empire after the Colosseum (or Coliseum) in Rome and that at Capua.. - was also used for filming some of the scenes the film Gladiator.


The amphitheater in El Djem, Tunisia built between 230-238 AD, It is the most spectacular roman building in North Africa. Preserved in better condition than the Roman Colosseum and it is the third largest amphitheater in the world.


Amphitheater of El Djem Tunisia (North Africa) Carr, Karen (PhD). Kidipede - History for Kids. 2012. Copyright 1998-2012 Dr. Karen Carr, Assoc. Professor Emerita o


Amphitheatre of El Jem, Tunisia. The impressive ruins of the largest colosseum in North Africa, a huge amphitheatre which could hold up to 35,000 spectators, are found in the small village of El Jem. This 3rd-century monument illustrates the grandeur and extent of Imperial Rome. UNESCO©Editions Gelbart / Jean-Jacques Gelbart