North Africa Journal, 1979: Sbeitla

Amitav Ghosh | August 27, 2011 in North Africa Journals | Comments (0)

August 13, 1979

Roman acqueduct, Sbeitla, Tunisia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The next day we went off to Sbeitla. Their plans originally were to go to Bulla Regia,

 

Amphitheatre, Bulla Regia, Tunisia

 

 

 

 

but they decided to go to Sbeitla instead – the deciding factor apparently being that I hadn’t ever been there, whereas I had already been to Bulla Regia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bulla Regia, 2-3 cent AD

 

 

 

 

Sbeitla was spectacular; enjoyed the ruins even more than those at Dougga – although this wasn’t quite right for Dougga is really better. But Sbeitla is built in a marvelous golden stone (rather like Bath) and we saw it when it had the setting sun on it so it was melancholy and haunting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Temple, Sbeitla

 


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