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A Long Way To Go

GIUSEPPE PENNISI reports from
Tunisia's El Jem Symphony Festival

 

Readers may remember the film The Gladiator. Very few may know, however, that it was shot not in Rome's Coliseum but in the amphitheater in El Jem, Tunisia. Even fewer will be familiar with the El Jem Symphony festival which for nearly three decades has taken place in the same amphitheater where Russell Crowe was shown fighting with other gladiators as well as wild animals. Now at its twenty eighth edition, the festival is the only one of its kind in Northern Africa and, as far as I know, in the Middle East...

Copyright © 18 July 2013 Giuseppe Pennisi,
Rome, Italy

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