Description of the effects of Sbeitla

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Sbeitleh effects

These are the historical monuments in the Tunisian city of Sbeitla, and they are considered among the ancient cities that exist since the ancient Roman era. The Tunisian authorities have worked to restore many archaeological sites in the city, due to their historical importance in documenting many important ancient stages in the eras of the earlier civilizations that ruled the city Up to the present time, the Tunisian National Institute of Heritage continues to supervise the restoration of many archaeological sites in Sbeitla, which date back to thousands of years ago, and some of these archaeological sites have been subjected to partial damage caused by slipping. Remove that hit the city.

Description of the effects of Sbeitla

Public buildings

These are the buildings that were used by the general public. Therefore, they were called public buildings, which were widespread in Sbeitla since the days of the Roman era, and they witnessed a distinction in the architecture used in their construction. Among the most important of these buildings are:

  • Roman theater: It is one of the oldest archaeological theaters in Sbeitla, and is distinguished by its geographical location near the Sbeitla Valley, and it is still in use until this time, as many local and international festivals are held there.
  • The Capitol Temple: It is one of the oldest Roman temples in Sbeitla, and similar copies are spread in many ancient Roman cities. .
  • The Roman Forum: It is an archaeological landmark characterized by its rectangular design, and a wall around 70 meters long was built, and its land is furnished with stones, and was used for meetings between philosophers, writers, and educators in order to shed poetry, exchange long dialogues, or literary debates.
  • Byzantine fortresses: they are among the ancient ruins, some of whose remains are still present, which contained places to hide, and small rooms for the asylum of residents of Sbeitla in the event of wars with neighboring cities, and also contained water wells, places to preserve food, The restoration is still underway.

Political buildings

It is all buildings associated with the symbols of Roman rule for the city of Sbeitla, which are distinguished by the spread of the arches of victory in various places of the city, and the most famous of them are:

  • Arch of Pius: It is one of the famous and distinctive Roman arches in the city of Sbeitla, which is a gift from the Emperor of Rome, Antonius Pius. This arch is characterized by its huge size, distinctive architectural form, and also contains three doors, surrounded by columns surmounted by huge crowns.
  • Arch of Diocletian: It is one of the ancient arches, which was restored in the beginning of the twentieth century AD, and was established in order to provide protection for the city of Sbeitla from the Amazigh attack on the Romans, and it was called Emperor Diocletian in honor of him for his confrontation of the battles that were hitting the Roman cities, especially the city of Sbeit.
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