Henchir-El-Meden

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Henchir-El-Meden is a locality and archaeological site in Tunisia.

History[edit]

During antiquity The city was a municipium of the Roman province of Africa Proconsularis called Municipium Auralia Vina.[1] The ruins include an amphitheatre dedicated to Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus.[2]

During the Byzantine and Roman Empires Vina was also the seat of an ancient Christian episcopal see, suffragan to the Archdiocese of Carthage.[3] Four bishops are attributable to Vina.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Victor Guérin, Voyage archéologique dans la Régence de Tunis (Рипол Классик, 1862) p267.
  2. ^ Frank Sear, Roman Theatres: An Architectural Study (OUP Oxford, 20 July 2006 ) p290.
  3. ^ Titular Episcopal See of Vina at GCatholic.org .
  4. ^ http://destobesser.com/article/dizese-von-vina
  5. ^ Stefano Antonio Morcelli, Africa christiana, Volume I, (Brescia, 1816), pp. 102–103.
  6. ^ J. Mesnage, L'Afrique chrétienne, (Paris, 1912), p. 110.