Speaking of rock piles, even the rubble at Uthina deserves attention.
The combination of carved forms, various rocks and marbles,
and bits of mosaics sparks the imagination.
The elegant lines…
Interesting carvings may be seen here and there.
And then there’s the jewel of this site, which archeologists continue to reconstruct, the amphitheater. It looked like this about six years ago:
Two thousand years ago, it could contain a capacity crowd of around 16,000, making it the third largest amphitheater in Tunisia. Here’s the other end about six years ago.
It has been dug out now and the lower level has been restored.
I imagined myself down there with the lions—very exciting !
And what masonry!