Dougga is a site that is both spectacular and outstanding interest. Built on a sloping plateau overlooking the rich valley of the river Khalled, Thugga was already in the late fourth century BC, according to Diodorus of Sicily, "a nice size." Important city and maybe even the first capital of the kingdom massyle she saw in the first two centuries of the Roman Empire in its territory the coexistence of two legally distinct communities: one pilgrim status, composed of the indigenous population Punic-Numidian of civilization, and the other settlers, consisting of Roman citizens, of Greco-Roman civilization.
This coexistence has left its mark on the urban and the general appearance of the city. Dougga has delivered the most ancient inscriptions Libyan dated. This is the only site where the use of certified Libyan epigraphy for public inscriptions. The best known of his remains is the famous mausoleum said Atban, monument, dated to the 2nd half of the second century BC The city has retained much of its urban Numidian, but soon enough, she began to be endowed with monuments such as typical Roman triumphal arches, public spa ...
The site is also rich in a large collection of figurative mosaics: Ulysses resistant singing of the Sirens, the Cyclops forging the thunderbolts of Zeus in the cave of Vulcan, Dionysus punishing the pirates and many others that contribute to the glory of National Museum of Bardo.
The site of Dougga was recorded in December 1997 on the World Heritage List of UNESCO, and since 1991 he is the subject of a development in the National Archaeological Park.
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