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Dougga



Dougga
Introduction

1. The big theatre

2. The Capitol

3. Lybico-Punic Mausoleum

4. Licinian Baths

5. Southern Baths

6. Brothel

7. Forum

8. Square of Winds

9. Temple of Caelestis

10. Temple of Saturn

11. Temple of Minerva

12. Small temples

13. Hypogee

14. Streets and houses

15. Mosaics, statues and inscriptions

16. Arch of Alexander Severus

17. Cisterns

18. City market

19. Numidian Wall

20. Dolmens

21. In Bardo Museum

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DOUGGA
Brothel

Dougga, Tunisia

Dougga, Tunisia


For long, local authorities pretended that this structure wasn't there at all, but with modern times Dougga's brothel has become one of the parts of Dougga that intrigues most visitors.
It is fascinating to see a brothel built so pragmatically and bluntly to service its function: An open court for courting, and rooms immediately in for the services. The building itself is sunk from the road leading to it, possibly allowing uncertain customers to withhold the women before entering.
The sign on the top photo is now openly shown by local guides, grinning and inspecting the variations of reaction.
Dougga, Tunisia




By Tore Kjeilen