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The Buried Roman Villas of Bulla Regia

The influence of ancient civilizations like Carthage and Rome is fundamental to our world today.

Take a look at the underground villas in Tunisia to understand the architectural and artistic sophistication these cultures gave the world.




The Buried Roman Villas of Bulla Regia

"Exploring the subterranean levels (and mosaics) of the Roman mansions in Bulla Regia, Tunisia." from the video introduction


Tunisia’s Roman Ruins of Bulla Regia: Rich History and Unique Architecture

"Located in the northwestern part of Tunisia in Jendouba governorate, Bulla Regia is one of the most fascinating and well-preserved Roman Sites in the country most known for its unique architecture.

Bulla Regia was first a Berber settlement; traces of a very old civilization were found notably in large cemeteries located to the south of the site. Ceramics imported from Greece dating back to the 4th century were also found on the site. During the 3rd century BC, the city fell under the control of Carthage and became a Punic town.


Mosaics at the House of the Hunt at Bulla Regia the Roman city in Northern Tunisia. Photos by Med Yazid Ben Abdessalem.
Mosaics at the House of the Hunt at Bulla Regia the Roman city in Northern Tunisia. Photos by Med Yazid Ben Abdessalem.

Inscriptions revealing the inhabitants of the town were venerating Baal Hammon, the chief god of Ancient Carthage, were discovered. It is believed that the people of Bulla Regia used to bury their dead in urns similar to the Punic style. Ruins of a temple dedicated to Tanit, the goddess of fertility in Ancient Carthage, are preserved in the museum attached to the site.

Following the Second Punic War, the city became part of the Roman Empire in 203 BC..."


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