The Carthage Amphitheatre was a Roman amphitheatre constructed in the first century CE in the city of Carthage, Tunisia. It was rebuilt by Dictator Julius Caesar and became the capital of Africa Proconsularis.

Predation plaguing the archaeological site only exists within the arena itself. The building earned the admiration of travelers, especially during the Middle Ages.

Destroyed during the 5th century by vandals, it was unearthed at the end of the 19th century, partially restored and reused for the presentation of plays or musical galas.

Since the 1960s, and after further restorations, this theater has hosted a major cultural event every summer: the international festival of Carthage where the biggest stars of song, renowned theatrical troupes and national folklore troupes perform. international.

It is a building of imposing dimensions with a capacity of more than 10,000 spectators.

Built in the middle of the second century, it has the particularity of leaning against a hill, without leaning on it. Indeed, its steps are based on a complex system of arches that protect it from the movements of the ground.

In addition to theatrical performances, this space hosted various literary events and the famous Apuleius declaimed many works there.

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