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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.

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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.

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Amphitheater of El Djem Tunisia (North Africa) Carr, Karen (PhD). Kidipede - History for Kids. 2012. http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/romans/games/circus.htm Copyright 1998-2012 Dr. Karen Carr, Assoc. Professor Emerita o

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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