Facts and Data

Webpages:
Official Unesco Page
Places to go: Dougga, Tunisia (Tunisian National Tourism Office)
Dougga. Roman ruins (Miftah Shamali)

Basis Data:
Unesco World heritage since: 1997
Size of heritage: 70 ha
- Buffer zone: 80 ha

Coordinates:
Longitude: 9,220°
Latitude: 36,424°

About

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.


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