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Dougga / Thugga

CountryTunisia
Date of Inscription1997
CategoryCultural Sites
UNESCOhttp://whc.unesco.org/en/list/794

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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