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Unique amphitheater in El Jem

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A unique amphitheater in Al-Jamm
Unique amphitheater in El Jem

The Roman amphitheatre in El Jem (Tunisia) is one of the best-preserved buildings of this type from the time of the Roman Empire. It was established in 230-238 CE, and the initiative to create the object probably came from the proconsul and the later Emperor Gordian I.

The Amphitheater in Jammer could seat 35,000 spectators – so it was smaller than the Colosseum, which had a capacity of about 50,000. In the arena there were mainly gladiator fights and chariot races.

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