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... at El Jem today. It was amazing! That's now two Roman stadium and/or coliseums I've visited in the past week. This one had gladiator battles and Christian executions and could seat 35,000 people. It is one of the most intact coliseums and about the fourth ...
... Carthage, the Bardo, Grand Erg Oriental
Country Population (most current available) 10,937,521
Country Population in 1900: N/A
Average Life Expectancy of Males: 73.6 Females: 77.7
National Unemployment Rate: 15.20%
Country Literacy Rate: 79.1%
Country Murder Rate: N/A
Crude Birth Rate: 17.4
Crude Death Rate: 5.7
National Infant Mortality Rate: 14
... Sousse. It isn't quite in the desert, but you can feel it from here. It also has a rabat, supposedly in better condition than the one in Sousse, but its medina/souk is not nearly as traditional or historical.
However, Monastir does have the mausoleum of Habib Bourghiba, the dictator of 31 years (1956-1981) after Tunisia obtained independence from France, He was a *******, but he had a vision for Tunisia as a moderate Islamic country, ...
... He seems to be almost venerated by the people & his times are seen as a kind of golden age. We wandered in the medina with narrow passages between the houses & enjoyed seeing the range of products available.
After lunch, back in Sousse, we went to the ribat to see the recently re-opened museum of 2nd century AD mosaics & artefacts taken from villas in the area, in its courtyard. These were truly stunning, in size, ...
... in Tunisia and North Africa the city boasts a ribat and mosque. The mosque, unlike mosques in other cities, is located outside of the medina. As the birthplace of the deceased ex-President, Habib Bourguiba, Monastir also has the impressive Habib Bourguiba Mausoleum.
There wasn't time to explore the inside of any of the monuments so I had to be content with walking around the oustide ...