El Jem Amphitheatre - Great Attractions (El Jem, Tunisia)

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Take a tour of El Jem Amphitheatre in El Jem, Tunisia – part of the World’s Greatest Attractions travel vid...
Take a tour of El Jem Amphitheatre in El Jem, Tunisia – part of the World’s Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats.
 
The town of El Jem, Tunisia contains an abundance of remnants from the Roman Empire.

Still only half-exposed above Tunisian sands, El Jem Amphitheater attests to the legacy of ancient Roman rule.

The amphitheater's towering colonnades were meant to impress visitors centuries ago, as they impress visitors today.

This amphitheater is the third largest of its time, after the Colosseum in Rome and the Capua theatre. 

In ancient Roman times, the amphitheater was used for public spectacle fights featuring chariot races and gladiator battles. 

Visitors can walk the amphitheater's expansive 427 meter circumference and tour the varying levels from spectator seating to the dungeon.
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