The Capitol
Thomas d’Arcos identified the capitol as a temple of Jupiter in the 17th century. It was the object of further research at the end of the 19th century, led in particular by the doctor Louis Carton in 1893. The walls, executed in opus africanum style, and the entablature of the portico were restored between 1903 and 1910. Claude Poinssot discovered a crypt beneath the cella in 1955. The most recent works were carried out by the Tunisian Institut national du patrimoine between 1994 and 1996.

The capitol in Dougga is exceptionally well preserved, which is a consequence of its inclusion in the Byzantine fortification. A series of eleven stairs lead up to the front portico. The temple front’s Corinthian columns are eight metres tall, on top of which is the perfectly preserved pediment. The pediment bears a depiction of emperor Antoninus Pius’s elevation to godhood. The emperor is being carried by an eagle. (Wikipedia)

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Media ID 20120217195116953  
Date Sun Jan 22, '12 05:38AM
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 Beautiful B&W ! I like the movement of the clouds on both sides of the Capitol, as if it was radiating or something. Great shot !

 Ruud this is a nice shot 

Excellent texture Wink