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... not being in the centre of the medina. The Great Mosque's architecture is simple and sobre. Its outer fašades are in ashlar (finely dressed and cut stone) and are decorated with niches.
Habib Bourguiba Mausoleum
Tunisian ex-president Habib Bourguiba was born in 1903 in Monastir, and his mausoleum is located just a short walk from the Ribat and Grand Mosque.
He served as ...
... supply naval battles were never staged in the arena.
Until the 17th century it remained more or less in tact. From then on its stones were used for building the nearby village of El Jem and transported to the Great Mosque in Kairouan. During struggles with the Ottomans, the ruling Turks used cannons to flush rebel dissidents out of their hiding places in the amphitheatre.
We have about 45 minutes to wander around on our ...
... houses an outstanding collection of mosaics providing an illustration and insight into life in Roman and Byzantine Tunisia in general and Sousse, modern day Hadrumetum in particular.
There are collections of objects and statues of the Punic, Roman, Christian and Arabe eras. Among the most ...
... the camera battery and have the opportunity to take some photos when we return next week.
Our guide provides an overview of the history of the amphitheatre: its design and construction; how it operated and the events it hosted in Roman times.
The amphitheatre at El Jem was built by the Romans under proconsul Gordian, who was acclaimed Emperor at Thysdrus, around 238. It was never completed, because of political rivalries and lack of funds ...
Today we explore Sousse focussing on: the Mosque and the Ribat. Whilst the market is busy, with locals as well as tourists, the mosque and ribat are empty.
Punic and Roman history
Founded in the 9th century BC by the Phoenecians as Hadrumetum this Phoenician colony pre-dates Carthage.
Because of its strategic location on the Mediterranean coast and fertile hinterland of the Sahel Hadrumetum became an important Roman community ...