Photographer's Note

After Rome defeated Carthage, the Romans moved in to take control of the territory. Located at south from Tunis, into the dry flat lands of central Tunisia one can find El-Jem, a modest little town with a very own Roman coliseum. I only took 3 or 4 pictures of the interior coliseum since the houses of El-Jem stand too close to the monument to allow anyone without a fisheye camera to take pictures of the whole thing at once.
This was scanned in 600 dpi to 300% from Fujifilm 100 ASA sensibility. Due to colour alteration in the film I PP in B&W.
El Djem is famous for its amphitheatre (often incorrectly called "a coliseum"), capable of seating 35,000 spectators. Only Rome's Colosseum (about 45,000 spectators) and the ruined theatre of Capua are larger. The amphitheatre at El Djem was built by the Romans under proconsul Gordian, who was acclaimed Emperor at Thysdrus, around 238 and was probably[citation needed] mainly used for gladiator shows and chariot races (like in Ben-Hur). It is also possible that construction of the amphitheatre was never finished.
from wikipedia

Model - NIKON F65
DateTime – 2005 August
FocalLength - 28.00 mm
FocalLengthIn35mmFilm - 28 mm
Image Quality – 100 ASA Film
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