Country: Tunisia

City: Ancient Dougga

Year of construction (AH): 187

Year of construction (AD): 800

GPS: 36.422733° 9.218833°

ArchNet: https://archnet.org/sites/15054

Original Qibla: Parallel


Description:

Dougga or Thugga was a Berber, Punic and Roman settlement near present-day Teboursouk in northern Tunisia. The current archaeological site covers 65 hectares (160 acres). UNESCO qualified Dougga as a World Heritage Site in 1997, believing that it represents “the best-preserved Roman small town in North Africa”. The site, which lies in the middle of the countryside, has been protected from the encroachment of modern urbanization, in contrast, for example, to Carthage, which has been pillaged and rebuilt on numerous occasions.





Below: The mosque can be seen at 1:20

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