Tunisia is celebrating its independence day today, with the country slipping the shackles of French colonial rule exactly 61 years ago, on March 20, 1956. This fascinating country, with its beaches, atmospheric souks and ancient ruins, is currently off-limits to British tourists, however. The Foreign Office has advised against all but essential travel, due to the high threat from terrorism, since June 2015, when a gunman killed 38 people at a beach resort near Sousse. Here's what travellers are missing.
Amphitheatre of El Jem
One of the largest and best preserved Roman amphitheatres in the world, this Unesco World Heritage Site was built around 238AD and had room for 35,000 people. It featured in films including Monty Python's Life of Brian and Gladiator.