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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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Arch of Alexander Severus
Dougga, Tunisia

Arch of Alexander Severus, marking the western entrance to Dougga.

Dougga, Tunisia

Arch of Septimus Severus, lies in the southeastern corner of Dougga.

Dougga has two triumphal arches, of which the one of Alexander Severus is in best condition. Size and workmanship do not challenge what can be found at other Roman sites, like at Chemtou, Maktar or Cillium. It dates back to around 225 CE.
Almost 20 years older is the triumphal arch of Septimus Severus, an emperor of Libyan descent. The arch celebrated that Dougga had been made a minicipum. It is today unfortunately in a runious state.

By Tore Kjeilen