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UNESCO qualified Dougga, Tunisia as a World Heritage Site in 1997, which is considered “the best-preserved Roman small town in North Africa”. The Capital of Dougga was built between 166 and 167 AD. The Capital served as the main temple for the entire city and was dedicated to the three gods of Jupiter, Juno and Minerva.
The four front Corinthian columns still support a beautiful pediment, complete with an intact relief, albiet eroded.
The three gods (Jupiter, Juno and Minerva) each had their niche with Jupiter having the large one in the middle. This is where a 6 metre high white marble statue once stood but its remains are now exhibited in the Bardo Museum in Tunis.