El Jem or, as it is occasionally spelled, El Djem, is a small town in east Tunisia about
halfway between the capital Tunis, and Sfax. The town itself is unremarkable but for its
Roman amphitheatre, the 3rd largest in the world, demonstrating the mighty extent of the empire.
Easily reached by train, I paid a visit to El Jem for just a few hours one afternoon, en route
to Sfax. It was easy to buy a ticket for the next train once I arrived at the station, and then
only a short walk to the amphitheatre, which wasn't hard to find, given that it's by far the largest
building in town.