Secrets of Archaeology
Episode 16 - The Roman Empire in Africa. During the 2nd century A.D., Roman war veterans were granted land in Northern Africa as a sign of gratitude from the politicians. This arid climate proved beneficial in thee planting of vast olive groves and wheat fields. The area was prosperous, and begin to take on many aspects of Roman culture. We will visit some of the numerous wealthy provinces, including the amphitheatre at El-Djem and the ingenious villa built to escape the hot African climate.
|Episode 16 - The Roman Empire in Africa|
|Africa (Roman province) - wikipedia
The Roman province of Africa (named for a people who lived there) was established after the Romans defeated Carthage in the Third Punic War.
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