Amphitheater of El Jem

The impressive ruins of the largest colosseum in North Africa, a huge amphitheater which could hold up to 35,000 spectators, are found in the small village of El Jem. This 3rd-century monument illustrates the grandeur and extent of Imperial Rome.

Cite this page as: UNESCO, "Amphitheater of El Jem," in Smarthistory, May 27, 2021, accessed February 24, 2024,