(score from 129 reviews) Real guests • Real stays • Real opinions. Find the top-rated and best-reviewed tours and activities in El Jem for 2020. Alternative Title: El Jem Thysdrus, modern El Jem, ancient Roman city south of Hadrumetum (modern Sousse) in what is now Tunisia. From prices and availability to skip-the-line options and mobile tickets, get all the information you need to make the most of your trip to Tunisia. El Jem, in Tunisia, is one of the best examples of Roman architecture in Africa. 2 Restaurants within 5 miles. 8.6 . El Jem Amphitheatre (El Djem) in Tunisia, also known as Thysdrus Amphitheatre after the original Roman settlement in this location, stands in the midst of a quiet town. As a matter … Understand []. The Roman city of Thysdrus was built, like almost all Roman settlements in ancient Tunisia, on former Punic settlements. Built after the conquest of Carthage - a symbol of the Roman power, no doubt - it still stands after so many centuries. Website +216 71 909 264. The cheapest way to get from El Jem to Tunisia costs only $10, and the quickest way takes just 2¼ hours. December 1, 2014; Tunisia Travel Guides; Apart from the Roman colosseum, the sights of El Jem are still covered by sand. Although it was originally a native community influenced by Carthaginian civilization, Thysdrus probably received Julius Caesar’s veterans as settlers in 45 bce. Its population was 21,576 during the 2014 census. El Djem or El Jem is a town in Mahdia Governorate, Tunisia. El Jem is a small town in the east of Tunisia that holds the remains of a UNESCO World Heritage listed Roman amphitheater.. Restaurant Le Bonheur 1 (18) 6 min It is home to some of the most impressive Roman remains in Africa, particularly the world-famous "Amphitheater of El Jem". Drifting sand is preserving the market city of Thysdrus and the refined suburban villas that once surrounded it. Even for travelers in Tunisia who are mainly here for a sun-and-sea holiday, this UNESCO World Heritage Site, halfway between Sousse and Sfax, is a must-do. It is home to some of the most impressive Roman remains in Africa, particularly the world-famous "Amphitheater of El Jem". The Amphitheatre of El Jem in Tunisia is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is actually the fourth largest Roman amphitheater in the world. El Jem is famous all over Tunisia for its spectacular amphitheater, a UNESCO world heritage site, and for the El Jem Museum of Archaeology, home to many wonders.El Jem is home to the third-largest amphitheater left in the world after the one in Rome and the one in Capoue, and it’s also Tunisia’s most significant ruin from the Roman Empire. During World War II a major military airfield was located near El Djem, used first by the German Luftwaffe. The Amphitheatre of El Jem bears outstanding witness to Roman architecture, notably monuments built for spectator events, in Africa. El Djem or El Jem (Tunisian Arabic: الجمّ, il-Jamm) is a town in Mahdia Governorate, Tunisia. Historical Half day Tour in El Jem (From US$123.49) 1 Day Excursion Kairouan and El Jem from Tunis or Hammamet (From US$168.55) Full-Day Kairouan and El Jem Tour from Tunis (From US$126.57) Tunisia: Sahara Tour : 3 Days - 2 Nights ( Multilingual Guide + Free SIM Card ) (From US$640.00) See all Amphitheatre of El Jem experiences on Tripadvisor It is 148 metres long by 122 metres wide, with tiers up to 35 metres. The Amphitheatre of El Jem is an oval amphitheatre in the modern-day city of El Djem, Tunisia, formerly Thysdrus in the Roman province of Africa. However, following the abortive revolt that began there in AD 238 and Gordian's suicide in his villa near Carthage, Roman troops loyal to the emperor Maximinus Thrax sacked the city. 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