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... at El Jem today. It was amazing! That's now two Roman stadium and/or coliseums I've visited in the past week. This one had gladiator battles and Christian executions and could seat 35,000 people. It is one of the most intact coliseums and about the fourth ...
... Current Leader(s) / Party(s): Mehdi Jomaa (Prime Minister), Moncef Marzouki (President)
Ethnicities (% breakdown): 98% Arab Berber, 1% European, 1% Jewish and Other
National Language(s): Arabic (Tunisian Arabic), French, Berber
Religion(s) practiced (% practiced): Muslim (Sunni) 99.1%, other 1% (includes Christian, Jewish, Shia Muslim, Baha’i)
... day caught me by surprise. I had to go back to Sousse to catch the train back to Tunis, so I arose early to have the day in Sousse to explore it's rabat and medina. However, the streets of Monastir were oddly empty, and then the streets of Sousse were deserted, Everything was closed like it was a Sunday in Italy. I finally found an open cafe and learned that it was an Islamic holiday - Aid al Adha. Double oops! Its a four-day ****er to ...
... 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 ...
... walking along the dark passageways under the area, there is some light along the way from the grills above. We peer into the dark cells which would have housed the captive animals and slaves as well as the larger rooms where the gladiators would have been prepared.
Climbing to the "gods" the highest seats in the amphitheatre we look down on the arena and can onlyimagine the spectacles which would have been played out below during Roman times.
Other places to stay in Mahdia
Nouvelle Zone Touristique , Mahdia | 5 star hotelfrom $77
- Horrible first night
- Grand but not precious
Route de la corniche, Mahdia | 4 star hotelfrom $73
Zone Touristique, Mahdia | 4 star hotelfrom $110
Zone touristique Mahdia, Mahdia | 3 star hotelfrom $52
Avenue Habib Bourguiba et Bechir Sfar, Mahdia | 3 star hotelfrom $40
Main road near to University of Mahdia, Mahdia | Hotelfrom $54
PB 134 Touristic Zone, Mahdia | 5 star hotelfrom $33
Route de la Corniche, Mahdia | Hotelfrom $37
Corniche, Mahdia | Hotelfrom $39