"El Jem, Tunisia" El Jem by SWFC_Fan

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The Coliseum at El Jem

The small town of El Jem is located between the cities of Sousse and Sfax.

By far its main attraction is its Roman Coliseum, similar in appearance to its more famous counterpart in Rome.

It is estimated that the ampitheatre was completed between 230 and 238 AD and that it could once hold 30,000 spectators.

  • Last visit to El Jem: Feb 2003
  • Intro Updated May 7, 2006
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  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Mar 9, 2008 at 12:03 PM

    Amazing ampitheatre. I love what the Romans have done for us!

  • iwys's Profile Photo
    May 4, 2007 at 6:21 AM

    Great photos of the amphitheatre. I love those old stadia. All-seater too: they were way ahead of their time.

  • kayleigh06's Profile Photo
    Apr 30, 2007 at 4:55 AM

    Nice pics on El Jem, in my personal opinion this is better than the colosseum in Rome

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Mar 23, 2007 at 3:45 AM

    Nice begining on El-Djem!

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Nov 25, 2006 at 11:08 AM

    A coliseum worthy as any in Italy. Nice pic. SL

  • Mar 29, 2006 at 3:02 AM

    Thanks, I'll try my very best to have a great time;o) Looking forward to the snorkeling...! *ENJOY your trip*!!!!! :o)

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