Thugga (Dougga)

The archaeological site of Thugga (modern-day Dougga) is located in the North-west region of Tunisia, dominating the fertile valley of Oued Khalled. Before the Roman annexation of Numidia, the town of Thugga was the capital of an important Libyco-Punic state. It flourished under Roman rule but declined during the Byzantine and Islamic periods. The impressive ruins that are visible today give some idea of the resources of a small Roman town on the fringes of the empire. The remains of the ancient town were designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1997.

Coordinates: 36°25’20.0″N 9°13’06.0″E