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. http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/romans/games/circus.htm Copyright 1998-2012 Dr. Karen Carr, Assoc. Professor Emerita o