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Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Dougga Dolmen
Country: Tunisia Type: Burial Chamber or Dolmen
Nearest Town: Tunis  Nearest Village: Krib
Latitude: 36.426297N  Longitude: 9.218355E
Condition:
5Perfect
4Almost Perfect
3Reasonable but with some damage
2Ruined but still recognisable as an ancient site
1Pretty much destroyed, possibly visible as crop marks
0No data.
-1Completely destroyed
4 Ambience:
5Superb
4Good
3Ordinary
2Not Good
1Awful
0No data.
3 Access:
5Can be driven to, probably with disabled access
4Short walk on a footpath
3Requiring a bit more of a walk
2A long walk
1In the middle of nowhere, a nightmare to find
0No data.
4 Accuracy:
5co-ordinates taken by GPS or official recorded co-ordinates
4co-ordinates scaled from a detailed map
3co-ordinates scaled from a bad map
2co-ordinates of the nearest village
1co-ordinates of the nearest town
0no data
no data

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Dougga Dolmen
Dougga Dolmen submitted by Alun : The dolmens sit at the top of the hill that Dougga is built into, looking South-South-East-ish towards the city. (Vote or comment on this photo)
Burial Chamber (Dolmen) in Tunisia

Series of Dolmen North of Ancient Roman Colony of Thugga.

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Dougga Dolmen
Dougga Dolmen submitted by Alun : However some Cambridge archaeologists are the dating is wrong, and these are Bronze Age tombs. However nothing earlier than Massinian coinage has been found in the tombs. The earlier dating relies solely on stylistic similiarities to Bronze Age tombs. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Dougga Dolmen
Dougga Dolmen submitted by Alun : The dolmens are said to align with sunrise, but there is the problem of a massive Numidian wall being in the way. The Tunisian Archaeological Service date the tombs to around the 3rd century BC, would would mean the tombs were built after the wall went up, and so had no line of site. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Dougga Dolmen
Dougga Dolmen submitted by Alun : The dolmens at Dougga sit a few yards beyond the city walls of the Roman city of Thugga. (Vote or comment on this photo)

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 279m SSE 166° Dougga* Ancient Village or Settlement
 349m E 86° Dougga Numidian Tomb* Chambered Tomb
 350m E 84° Dougga Temple Of Saturn* Ancient Temple
 597m SSE 152° Dougga Numidian Hypogium Rock Cut Tomb
 599m SSE 155° Mausoleum of Ateban* Marker Stone
 4.6km NE 39° Teboursukum* Ancient Village or Settlement
 14.9km NW 315° Djebel Gorra* Burial Chamber or Dolmen
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 44.2km WNW 289° Bulla Regia Ancient Village or Settlement
 53.9km S 191° Eles Megalithic Tomb 01* Burial Chamber or Dolmen
 53.9km S 191° Eles Megalithic Tomb 02* Burial Chamber or Dolmen
 53.9km S 191° Eles Megalithic Tomb 03* Burial Chamber or Dolmen
 54.0km S 191° Eles Megalithic Tomb 05* Burial Chamber or Dolmen
 54.0km S 191° Eles Megalithic Tomb 06* Burial Chamber or Dolmen
 54.0km S 191° Eles Megalithic Tomb 04* Burial Chamber or Dolmen
 54.0km SSW 191° Eles Megalithic Tomb 08* Burial Chamber or Dolmen
 54.0km S 191° Eles Megalithic Tomb 07* Burial Chamber or Dolmen
 54.0km S 191° Eles Megalithic Tomb 09* Burial Chamber or Dolmen
 54.0km S 191° Eles Megalithic Tomb 10* Burial Chamber or Dolmen
 54.0km S 191° Eles Megalithic Tomb 11* Burial Chamber or Dolmen
 54.0km S 191° Eles Megalithic Tomb 12 Burial Chamber or Dolmen
 54.0km SSW 191° Eles Megalithic Tomb 14* Burial Chamber or Dolmen
 54.0km SSW 191° Eles Megalithic Tomb 15* Burial Chamber or Dolmen
 54.0km SSW 191° Eles Megalithic tomb 16* Chambered Tomb
 54.1km SSW 191° Eles Megalithic Tomb 19* Burial Chamber or Dolmen
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