Abou Nawas El Borj
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Arrived yesterday and we have been enjoying the hospitality with our friends. We have also met a few others who live here. It has been great catching up and filling in the gaps because it's been about a year and a half since we seen each other. Today we went to ...
... Couscous - most famous dish served with meat or fish and tomato sauce, Grilled Fish - a wide variety of seafood in Tunisia
Traditional Dress Descriptions: A Jebba for men (a sleeveless tunic worn over a shirt) or trousers and a shirt for simple days, A Sefsari for women (a white veil covering head) with a blouse and flowy pants
Famous Sites of Country: El Djem ...
... would have been used as a vantage point to scan the horizon for hostile fleets. Today it affords a panoramic view of the city and Al-Qurayyah beach.
Film fact - The Ribat was used as a location for Monty Python's Life of Brian and Zeffirelli's Life of Christ
Located near the ribat and the coast the mosque breaks the tradition of Islamic town ...
... making it one of the largest venues in Roman times with only the Flavian amphitheatre in Rome (50,000) and theatre of Campus having greater capacity.
The amphitheatre is a complex structure, but it has been well preserved and unaltered. Underneath the arena there are two passageways, which we explore, where gladiators would have waited with animals and slaves before being brought into the arena. Since there was no readily ...
... the camera battery and have the opportunity to take some photos when we return next week.
Our guide provides an overview of the history of the amphitheatre: its design and construction; how it operated and the events it hosted in Roman times.
The amphitheatre at El Jem was built by the Romans under proconsul Gordian, who was acclaimed Emperor at Thysdrus, around 238. It was never completed, because of political rivalries and lack of funds ...