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“Avoid Pupput”
Review of Pupput Roman Site

Ranked #11 of 24 things to do in Hammamet
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Reviewed 15 January 2014

It was just awful in the ghost town of Yasmine Hammamet. Definitely not worth going to. Considering some of the other sites in the country this was the pits!

Thank ErnieGodalming
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Reviewed 15 January 2014

The wasted opportunity is referring to the Tourist Board not us!
The site is easily accessible from both Hammamet and Yasmine Hammamet. It is well worth the effort if you like relatively unexcavated sites. It looks as though someone thought it was a good idea to start work but never got round to finishing it.
This is a large site with tremendous potential. Clearly the headquarters villa of the local 'Governor' with all the associated features. There are mosaics here of a very high quality also indicative of the high status of the occupant. The ground is scattered with tesserae and the temptation to go home with a little piece of Roman history in your pocket needs to be resisted!
So....Well worth a visit if you are genuinely interested in Roman sites but don't expect any major restoration but do expect to use your imagination!

3  Thank imarobertson1
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

Pupput is an exceptional settlement existed in Hammamet in the northern Tunisia , Historical sources mention the existence of a Capitol, a theatre and amphitheatre, of which no traces exist today. Remains include aqueducts parts, cisterns, some edifices with mosaics, and baths which gave the name to the nearby Hammamet

1  Thank kyassin75
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Reviewed 18 October 2013

My wife and I had a walk from the Phenicia hotel down the road to the Roman site (about 30 minutes) and it seemed shut. On closer inspection we saw that there was an open gate next to the empty entrance kiosk and after reading a sign about entrance - normally 5 dinar - we saw that it said on the first Sunday of the month it was free, so we assumed that was why it was unattended as we were there on 6th October . We went into the grounds and although areas had been exposed, with mosaic floors and the structures of the buildings on show, there was no information and no structured pathways through the site - just a basic barren field to traverse. There were some excavated pillars in one corner and some carved frescos on a side wall which were interesting along with more exposed sections of mosaic flooring, but that was about it really. After being in about 20 minutes, we noticed a guy coming over to us from the entrance, who then went on to ask about payment for entrance. We attempted to explain what we had interpreted, but eventually conceded - it was only the equivalent of £2 each after all.
Overall, it was something to see on a walk out, but I wouldn't recommend making a significant journey to get here.

2  Thank Steve587
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Reviewed 4 October 2013

I guess we all expect a ruins to be pretty run down but this is in dire need of some attention! It costs 5dn to enter and is barely worth it. I guess perhaps if more went it would be a little better kept, but maybe if it was a little better kept more people would go? The ruins were all over grown by grass etc and there was 3 stray dogs in one area and chickens running around in another. A nice piece of history, but needs some care to it.

Thank Luke-n-LauraB
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