Are there Roman towns within Europe, North Africa and/or the Middle East that have been very well preserved? I am not referring to a specific temple, theater or stadium, but actual towns/(or small cities) which have remained well preserved for nearly 2000 years.

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    Perhaps you need to elaborate a bit on what you mean by "well preserved". Do you mean streets & buildings still in use, or something that has been excavated & restored? One example that's a little of both is Avenches (Roman Aventicum) in Switzerland: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avenches – jamesqf Oct 29 '17 at 3:11
  • en.wikipedia.org/wiki/… might be helpful – Denis de Bernardy Oct 29 '17 at 3:58
  • Yes, I should be more specific in my question. What I mean is which Roman towns outside of Italy are well preserved from an archaeological/ historical perspective. In other words, which Roman towns-(outside of Italy), when seeing them either in person or in photos, appear to have stood the test of time, in terms of their overall appearance; referring to their streets, temples, stadiums, theaters and aqueducts. Again, I am not referring to any specific building, but rather, their overall appearance. – user26763 Oct 29 '17 at 4:00
  • Towns, such as Trier in NW Germany or Meridia in Southern Spain come to mind, though there are probably many others. – user26763 Oct 29 '17 at 4:01
  • I could include Ephesus in Western Turkey, however, Ephesus was more of a city-(similar to Pompeii or Ostia) than a "town". – user26763 Oct 29 '17 at 4:03

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