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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
Forum
Dougga, Tunisia

Is the Forum next in line for reconstructions? At least upon my visit in September 2005 it looked like this. And below is almost the same photo 5 years earlier.
The Forum of a Roman city was the central place, the place where official ceremonies were performed, where people mingled. The Forum of Dougga lies beneath the Capitol and was erected towards the end of the 2nd century CE.
Originally, it had 35 columns made by red/orange Chemtou marble with white capitals. Little of that has survived to our times.
Byzantine fortifications used much of the building stones from the Forum for its structures, which explains why it largely is just a huge square.
Dougga, Tunisia




By Tore Kjeilen