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 Tunis, Tunisia

The Baths of Antoninus or Baths of Carthage, located in Carthage are the vastest set of Roman thermea  built on the African Continent and one of three largest built in the Roman Empire. The baths are also the only remaining Thermae of Carthage that dates back to the Roman Empire's era. The baths were built during the reign of Roman EmperorAntoninus Pius'

The baths are at the South-East of the archaeological site, near the presidential Carthage Palace. The archaeological excavations started during WWII and concluded by the creation of an archaeological park for the monument. 

It was a very hot day when we visited this site in 2011.

 Maybe not Tunis, but a slice of Tunisia.

 

Saint Louis Cathedral is an old Roman Catholic cathedral located in Carthage. Situated on the peak of Byrsa Hill and near the ruins of the ancient Punic and then Roman city, the cathedral is no longer used for worship but hosts concerts of Tunisian music and classical music.

                                               Roman amphitheatre 

It was 43C when we visited this site. The shade of the trees was a welcoming place.

 

The town got its name for a  Muslim religious figure who lived there, Aboud Said Ibn Kalef ibn Yahia Ettamini el Beji (before he came along, it was called Jabal el-Menar). The town is known for the extensive use of blue and white colors all over the town.

During the 1920s, Rudolphe D'Erlanger applied the blue-white theme.

  

                                                                                 


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