Location Country: Tunisia

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

Amphitheater of El Jem

From the 6th century onwards, Carthage developed into a great trading empire covering much of the Mediterranean and was home to a brilliant civilization


Kairouan is the oldest Islamic city in Africa, holy in its own right and critical for the westward spread of Islam.

Kairouan (from UNESCO)