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The site lies on a small terrace backed against the Jebel Chabet ben Hassen, at the bottom of a valley crossed by a wadi. Situated between Bou Ficha and Enfida, with the mountains behind it, it dominates the coastal plain and the Sebkha as well as the Gulf of Hammamet.

Certain monuments that are exceptionally well preserved or superbly placed give the site a look of grandeur. At the entrance to the valley stands an arch, its architecture sober and elegant; it dominates a large paved piazza lined on one side with an arcaded nymphaeum dedicated to Neptune, beyond which lies the forum square. On top of the Sidi Mahfoud hill stands the podium of a temple. Extremely high, it affords a vast panorama of the entire region. Other monuments that can be discerned by their shape or structure are identifiable, but have not as yet been excavated.


A. Ennabli, “Pheradi Majus,” Africa 3-4 (1969-70) 225-37.


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