Oudhna

CountryTunisia
Destination typeHistorical site, ruins

Oudhna

Modern-day Oudhna (Uthina) is a small Tunisian village thirty kilometers southwest of Tunis, and is home to a collection of prominent Roman ruins. Since 1992, the archaeological site went through much excavation, restoration, and development. It is now home to a well-preserved amphitheater, Roman baths, a forum, and houses.

Brief History of Oudhna

The accident city of Oudhna was located on a road that linked Carthage and Thuburbo Majus. In addition, the aqueducts from Zaghouan to Carthage go through Oudhna. Octavian Augustus offered the town and the surrounding farmland to his veteran of the 13th legion as a reward for their service in the Roman army. The colony thrived from the end of the 1st century to the Severans period.

Sites of Oudhna

Amphitheater: The excavated amphitheater is very impressive. Guests are able to walk down onto the floor of the amphitheater as well as walk through the stands. You can also explore the underground tunnels that the barbarians once waited in. 

Baths: There are two different public baths. Guests are able to see the different rooms in the public bath as well as different mosaics. 

Temple/Forum: This temple is believed to be one of the most important in Africa. This impressive temple had three different rooms dedicated to three other Roman gods. Next to the temple, there is a Roman forum which was the center of Roman politics and culture.  

Nearby, there is close to a kilometer of aqueducts still standing by the archaeological site of Oudhna. 

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