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Explore the Roman Amphitheatre and Cisterns

The amphitheatre of Carthage was built in two times. During the first century AD. It was then able to receive about 22,000 spectators, not big enough for the capital of the Roman Colony in Africa.

From Carthage
Online Experience
50 min
History
Upto 10 people
English
Highlights
  • Get a chance to see the panoramic sights of the Roman amphitheatre in this live-streamed walking tour
  • Be privy to inside information from 211 AD to the construction of an aqueduct from your expert guide
Description

Visit the Roman cisterns and amphitheatre, which had been built twice on this real-time walking experience. During the first century AD, it was then able to receive about 22,000 spectators, not big enough for the capital of the Roman Colony in Africa. Later it was expanded during the second century to accommodate the capacity of  42,000 spectators.

In 211 AD,  Emperor Hadrian made an official visit to Carthage considered as the third biggest city in the Roman Empire. Learn what factors resulted in the construction of an aqueduct which was 132 kilometres long starting from the Zaghouan mountain springs to the cisterns of Carthage.

The aqueduct and the reservoir are still so well conserved. There are fifteen cisterns 100 meters long each, 7 meters wide and 7 meters deep to reach a huge capacity of 46.000 cubic meters.

About this experience
Instructions
  • Please have a good internet connection and Zoom app installed on your phone or laptop.
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking.
Know before you go
  • This tour involves walking to various places, at times the internet connection may be weak. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions.
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
Abdelkarim Touati

I qualified as a professional tour guide in 1988. Meanwhile, I continued studying history, archaeology, and architecture to improve my abilities for this activity. Five years ago, I became a member of a prestigious organization called the Friends of Carthage, which consists of archaeologists and architects. Being a part of this organization allows me to deepen my knowledge in their specialties. That is why the members of the organization consider me as one of the best lecturer/guide in Carthage. Indeed during the visits made by official delegations, I am authorized by the scholars of the organization to present the archaeological site to them as a proof of their trust in me.

From USD 69 / Group
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.