Amphitheater of El Djem Tunisia (North Africa) Carr, Karen (PhD). Kidipede - History for Kids. 2012. http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/romans/games/circus.htm Copyright 1998-2012 Dr. Karen Carr, Assoc. Professor Emerita o
The Amphitheatre of El Jem, Tunisia was built in the 3rd century in the ancient Roman town of Thysdrus. It is the largest Roman amphitheatre in North Africa - holding between 27,000 and 30,000 people making it possibly the third or fourth biggest in the Empire after the Colosseum (or Coliseum) in Rome and that at Capua.. - was also used for filming some of the scenes the film Gladiator.
30 of the World's Most Impressive Ancient Ruins : Amphitheatre of El Jem (Mahdia Governorate, Tunisia) The Amphitheatre of El Jem is one of the remains of the Roman city of Thysdrus, known today as El Djem. The amphitheatre was capable of seating 35,000 people. Several scenes from Life of Brian and Gladiator were filmed here.