Tunisia: Christian catacombs discovered in Gammarth

Inp director of excavations, first in the Carthage area

13 June, 12:28

    Christian catacombs dating back to the third century AD were discovered in Gammarth near Carthage, Tunisia Christian catacombs dating back to the third century AD were discovered in Gammarth near Carthage, Tunisia

    TUNIS - An important archaeological finding has been made near Carthage. During renovation work on a cinema school in Gammarth, Christian catacombs dating back to the third century AD were discovered, said the director of excavations from the National Institute of Tunisian heritage (Inp), Fethi Bejaoui, adding that it is a first in this area of Tunisia. Christian catacombs were discovered in the past in Sousse, Bekalta and Salakta, but never in Carthage. The city in the third century AD was the capital of the Roman Empire in Africa.

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