SHEILA TERRY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY SHEILA TERRY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Roman capitol. Remains of steps and fluted pillars of the capitol (senate building) in the ancient Roman city of Thuburbo Majus, Tunisia. The city was first occupied by the Berbers and Phoenicians, before being taken over by the Roman Empire in 27 BC. The capitol is where the senate or council met to govern this important trading centre, which had a population of between 8000 and 10,000 people.
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