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Sufetula currently Sbeïtla, one of the few ancient Roman cities that is famous not only the strategic role, politically and economically it has played in antiquity but also to its dramatic end in the year 647 AD C . It was here was the site of the first major battle between the Muslim armies from the south-east and those of the Byzantines who made ​​the city their headquarters. Until then and since its founding in the 2nd half of the first century, the city seems to have led a peaceful life that encouraged its growth and prosperity.

Archaeological evidence for these historical periods experienced by Sufetula are very numerous. They relate to all aspects of daily life: religion, culture, entertainment, defense ...
The Roman period:
This is the period that left the most monuments despite the fact that many were reused or rebuilt over the following periods:

Arc d'Antonin le Pieux

The Capitol:
Among the major buildings reflecting Roman civilization, is at the heart of the ancient city. He has the distinction of Sbeïtla (rare for this type of buildings) to be separated into three temples forming in reality a single set: the left for Minerva, in the middle, no stairs, that of Jupiter, and the right of Juno. The entrance to the Capitol Square is marked by a large gate dedicated to the emperor Antoninus Pius in 139 AD on the set pieces and arranged on both sides of the path leading to this arc, it seems to be related shops in a series of home.

The baths:
In South Oest of the Capitol are two other public buildings: large baths composed of more than thirty pieces of varying sizes, and just below the stage where there remains a large part of the scene.
Other baths were discovered in at least four Sbeïtla spread over different parts of the site, have retained much of their walls and the mosaic pavements which decorated the floor of some of their parts.


Thermes publics

The remnants of habitat are also numerous: near the Capitol and north-west of the monuments very spacious and luxurious as reflected in the decor of the building, "says the Seasons." Several fountains embellished the various districts of the ancient city, some of them have survived, but the most interesting and best preserved is the Northwest dated fourth century and has retained the paving of the plaza and part of its portico.

Maison fortifiée

The Byzantine period:
The first Christian period and the Byzantine period are represented by churches and baptisteries, but also by an important series of epigraphic documents and several art objects: circular marble bowl depicting biblical themes, mosaics ... The burial places of worship Its originality is to have two choirs and two apses, are now seven in number, some of which are in perfect state of preservation as the episcopal complex that has experienced several states of the late fourth to the mid-seventh century .
It consists of a large church and a baptistery with a tiled tank (known as the Lives of reading) of a second smaller church and a chapel. Christian places of worship have taken place on pagan monuments from the fourth century, the church called Servus, one of the great churches near the Capitol.
Several monuments have been fortified the Byzantine reconquest mainly of houses, the walls of the Capitol or a pagan temple to the north of the site

La cuve baptismale

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 December 2010 14:16