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Thibaris was a town in the late Roman province of Africa Proconsularis.


An inscription fixes the exact site at the ruins now called Henshir Hamamet, in a plain watered by the Wady Tibar, which has retained the name of the town. These ruins are situated about five miles north-east of Djebba, near the Djebel Gorra Tunaiai. There are galena and calamine mines at Djebba. The former were worked even in ancient times and are mentioned in a letter from Saint Cyprian to the faithful of Thibaris (Ep. lvi). The chief ruins are those of an aqueduct and a Christian church.[1]


The bishopric of Thibaris was a suffragan see of the metropolitan see of Carthage, the capital of the province.[2]

Two bishops of Thibaris are known:[1]

  • Vincent, present at the Council of Carthage in 256;
  • Victor, at the Conference of Carthage in 411, where his rival was the Donatist, Victorian.


  1. ^ a b Wikisource-logo.svg Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Thibaris" . Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company.
  2. ^ Annuario Pontificio 2013 (Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2013, ISBN 978-88-209-9070-1), p. 988

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