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El Jem
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El Jem

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Created: 8th Aug 2007
Modified: 4th Sep 2008
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Type:
Historical
Hours:
7:00- 19:00 April-the middle of September, 7:30-17:30 late September- March
Cost:
25% expensive

This Roman Colosseum rises above the entire city of El-Jem, so it's easy to spot. Tourists can walk through the chambers where lions were kept and see the stages where gladiators performed. Executions were also customary in El-Jem 2,000 years ago. The floor was once moveable, an amazing technological feat for the time period.

The $4 admission allows entrance into the museum and ruins. Locals can enter for free. The museum is a short walk from the train station, south toward Sfax. It isn't nearly as impressive as the Bardo but hosts some beautiful mosaics nonetheless.

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El-Jem


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