Photo Friday: Dougga (Tunisia)

International Travel, Photography

UNESCO qualified Dougga as a World Heritage Site in 1997, believing that it represents “the best-preserved Roman small town in North Africa.” The site, which lies in the middle of the countryside, has been protected from the encroachment of modern urbanization, unlike Carthage, for instance, which has been pillaged and rebuilt on numerous occasions.

Dougga provides some of the nicest Roman ruins I’ve had the privilege to come across. I was also fortunate enough to be exploring the area on Christmas day with my future wife–thank you, Santa.

Photos taken December 25, 2009.

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