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Travel Blogs from Mahdia
... submitting to the tyranny of an insane master by agreeing to murder his son, only to be let off the hook for a baby sheep, i.e. the base act of subjugation to the irration that pervades all Abrahamic religions. Well, so here, it means four days of lamb slaughterings and barbecues. I saw some kids leading a delicious looking one down the street, letting it eat decorative flowers in one last act of fattening.
Unfortunately, I was ...
This morning we visited Monastir, which is just south of Sousse. The town has a fine ribat (fort) built by the Muslims to defend against the potential Christian invaders in the 10th century. It has been extensively restored & was used in "The Life of Brian" as a set. The major attraction apart from beaches is the Bourguiba mausoleum that he had built for himself during his long presidency. It houses the tombs of his family also & is ...
... marble sarcophagus.
The mortal remains of other members of the Bourguiba family are also housed in the mausoleum.
The mausoleum complex dominates and overshadows the adjacent Sidi el-Mezeri cemetery.
So after taking a few exterior shots of the various monuments it's time to board the bus and head back to Port El ...
... 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 ...
... built, Thysdrus rivaled Hadrumetum (modern Sousse) as the second city of Roman North Africa, after Carthage. However, following the abortive revolt that began there in 238 AD, and Gordian I's suicide in his villa near Carthage, Roman troops loyal to the Emperor Maximinus Thrax destroyed the city. It never really recovered and today it is still a sleepy outpost - which makes the amphitheatre even more stunning - set against a backdrop of sparse low rise ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking