Conservation of the Roman Imperial (3rd Century) Amphitheater in El Jem

This project involves the consolidation and conservation of the structure’s masonry facades and arcades and the restoration of its ancient drainage system.

Built in the 3rd century and today a World Heritage site, the amphitheater of El Jem is one of the largest amphitheaters in the Ancient Roman world, second only to the Colosseum in Rome. [Photo credit: Hp.Baumeler - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,]

Project Details

Location: El Jem, Tunisia, Northern Africa, Africa Organiser(s): Institut National du Patrimoine (Tunisia) Funder(s): U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Funding received: $430,312 (USD) Commencement Date: 09/2019 Project Status: Active
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