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History and colors of Tunisia....Tunis is the capital city and we spent a great better part of the day walking thru souk market, perfume shop, seeing a carpet seller and also bussed over to the Bardo a fantastic museum of mosaics and collection found from Carthage. It was housed in an old 13 th century palace and was ...
... France which runs for a few blocks before it ends at the Place de la Victoire and the imposing Bab el Bahr (Port de France), the large standing gate which was once the entrance of the medina.
The old medina of Tunis covers about three square kilometers of the city centre at the rear of Lake Tunis. In the centre lies a beautiful mosque, the Zaytouna or Grand Mosque of Tunis.
We love markets and after two exhausting days ...
... of Tunis. It didn't take long before we left the modern and very civilised city centre and passed through poorer looking suburbs, where olive groves lived oddly side by side with rusting corrugated metal clad factories and ugly motor vehicle demolition yards. Like many growing cities, it was obvious that the rural fringes were being eaten up by an ever increasing urban sprawl. Cement block houses lined dusty streets and sadly, piles of rubbish ...
... and in 1963 France pulls out of Bizerte.
First multi-party elections since independence and President Bourgiba's party wins by landslide.
A bloodless coup. Prime Minister Zine El Abidine Ben Ali has President Bourgiba declared as mentally unfit to rule and helps himself to take power.
Ben Ali wins presidential elections. He proceeds to be elected on four more occasions, the last in ...
... of the area showing how the marble was mined & shipped.
We then drove south to Bulla Regia a Numidian then a Roman city with many underground houses. The Romans built their houses here with one storey underground for use in summer & the other above for winter use. The mosaics were very fine indeed in 3 of the houses & it was clear that it ...