Dougga Amphitheatre

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Dougga is situated in the mountains inland of Tunisia (at about 550 metres above sea level) in an area that was densely populated by the Numidians. The city served as one of the capitals of Massinissa, an Roman ally and one of the contenders to Carthage. Dougga was abandoned and deserted with the Vandal invasion, and since then there has only been a small village on the other side of the hills. The beautiful theatre at Dougga dates back to 168 AD. It was donated to the city by one of its wealthiest families. Its condition is so good that it used for the concerts at the Dougga Festival in the summer. This photo of the Dougga Amphitheatre was not taken by me, but it has been selected as the Daily Cool Photo on Running Wolf’s Rant for the 22nd of July 2011.

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