Skyscraper City Forum banner
1 - 11 of 11 Posts

·
TUNISIAN MODERATOR
Joined
·
3,071 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
Dougga or Thugga is a Roman ruin in northern Tunisia located on a 65 hectare site.

Dougga was originally a fortified Berber village (the name Thugga meant
"pastures"). Later, it served as the seat of the Numidian king Masinissa in the 2nd century BC. The Romans occupied the city in the late 2nd century BC.

Dougga declined under Byzantine, then Vandal, occupation. Because impressive Roman ruins remain, Dougga was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.

Before the Roman annexation of Numidia, the town of Thugga, built on an elevated site overlooking a fertile plain, was the capital of an important Libyco-Punic state. It flourished under Roman and Byzantine rule, but declined in the Islamic period. The impressive ruins that are visible today give some idea of the resources of a small Roman town on the fringes of the empire.

Justification for Inscription

The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the basis of criteria and , considering that Dougga is the best preserved Roman small town in North Africa and as such provides an exceptional picture of everyday life in antiquity.

A well-preserved theater was built around 168 AD, it is in such good condition until recently that it is used to stage concerts during the Dougga Festival held every summer.































































 

·
Registered
Joined
·
666 Posts
waw awsome tunisia is having many beautyful places that many one dosent know them thanks again for this photos
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
531 Posts
lovely, thanks a lot.
 

·
Moderator
Joined
·
10,966 Posts
Dougga​

Dougga's history is best known from the time of the Roman conquest, even though numerous pre-Roman monuments, including a necropolis, the mausoleum, and temples have been discovered during archaeological digs. These monuments are an indication of the site's importance before the arrival of the Romans.

According to Gabriel Camps, the Numidian name for the city is TBGG, which derives from the Libyan word TBG (to protect).This toponym evidently derives from the site's location atop an easily defensible plateau.

The city appears to have been founded in the 6th century BCE. Some historians believe that Dougga is the city of Tokaï, Tokae (Τοκαί in Ancient greek), which was captured by a lieutenant of Agathocles at the end of the 4th century BCE; Diodorus Siculus described that city as "a city of beautiful grandeur".

More info...​



Tunisia par Marco Di Leo, sur Flickr


Tunisia par Marco Di Leo, sur Flickr
 

·
Moderator
Joined
·
1,570 Posts
instead of building a high end village around it with luxurious amenities from shops to boutique hotels. It would turn into PISA and add value to tourism and services, Not to mention, the countless of jobs it can provide.
 
1 - 11 of 11 Posts
Top