Thugga

thuggaDate of Inscription: 1997
Property : 70.0000 ha
Buffer zone: 80.0000 ha
Gouvernat de Beja
N36 25 24.996 E9 13 13.008

The best-preserved Roman small town in North Africa. Thugga is a Roman ruin in northern Tunisia located on a 65 hectare site. The site, which lies in the middle of the countryside, has been protected from the encroachment of modern urbanization, in contrast, for example, to Carthage, which has been pillaged and rebuilt on numerous occasions. Thugga’s size, its well-preserved monuments and its rich Punic, Numidian, ancient Roman and Byzantine history make it exceptional. Amongst the most famous monuments at the site are a Punic-Libyan mausoleum, the capitol, the theatre, and the temples of Saturn and of Juno Caelestis.