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North Africa—Makthar

The Roman town of Mactaris, was founded in the second century BC but only rediscovered in 1887. Among the ruins are the vestiges of a swimming pool, gymnasium and a Schola Juvenal or youth club. The Triumphal arch (left) is twinned with one erected by Trajan in 116AD, little of the amphitheatre (above) survives, but the Eastern Baths (top) are some of the finest preserved in Tunisia. Makthar is also renowned for its images of   Numidian God Baal Hammom.