The Ancient Roman Theatre at Dugga
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The Ancient Roman Theatre at Dugga

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The Theatre at Dougga dates back to 168 CE, and was donated to the city by one of its wealthiest families.

The theatre has 19 tiers, and space for 3500 spectators. It was built up the hill, which facilitated the construction much.
Among the missing parts, was a portico on top and the wall behind the scene. The latter is not much missed, since you now are allowed a splendid view over the valley below Dougga.

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