Photographer's Note

Nord Tunisia, although often neglected by foreign tourists, offers plenty of memorable sights - from the lush rolling farmland or the coastal cities of Bizerte and Tabarka to the high cork forests around Ain Draham. The most visited attractions of the North are the Roman sites of Dougga and Bulla Regia.

Roman empire recognized the territory's potential as an agricultural resource. By the 1st century AD, the wheat-growing plains of the Medjerda Valley and the Tell Plateau were supplying more than 60% of the grain needed by the Empire. Many of the major Roman sites now excavated lie in these fertile areas. In addition, many of the wild animals used in Rome's amphitheaters were supplied by the territory. Many of the mosaics now housed in the Bardo Museum and still in situ in sites such as Oudna are filled with these wild animals including lions, bears, warthogs, and cougars.

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  • Copyright: Petra LB (pibi) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 11] (36)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2006-05-04
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/7.1, 1/80 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2011-08-01 2:27
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