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Maktar



Maktar
Introduction

1. Triumphal Arch

2. Trajan's Arch, Forum

3. Amphitheatre

4. Eastern baths

5. Walled road

6. Schola Juvenum

7. Temple of Hathor Miskar

8. Basilica of Hildeguns

9. Museum with mosaics

10. Modern town

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MAKTAR
Basilica of Hildeguns
Maktar, Tunisia

Although visibly fairly unimpressive, the basilica of Hildeguns is not to be missed. It belongs to one of the darkest periods in Tunisian history, the time of the Vandals, a Germanic tribe. The Vandals built precious little, and this is one of few buildings from their period.
There are traces of the original mosaics in the apse.




By Tore Kjeilen