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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
Temple of Saturn
Dougga, Tunisia


Dougga, Tunisia


Although it may seem to have fared to badly to be terribly interesting, the Temple of Saturn was of great importance. Only 6 columns still stand, but the platform is largely intact.
When it was built in 195, it was probably over an older sanctuary dedicated to Baal-Hammon. In Roman times, Baal-Hammon was reinterpreted to be Saturn.
The views, as you can see, are splendid. The view must have been of value to the builders of the temple as well, and it is suggested that this one of Dougga's central religious cults.
Dougga, Tunisia




By Tore Kjeilen