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Médina de Tunis

Tunis, once a small town Berber (oppidum tunicense) is one of those privileged sites as geography and history favored elected. Initially does not predestined to succeed the mighty Carthage, its neighbor set facing the sea and in Kairouan protected inland and finally Mahdia also faces the sea and its dangers. It will not until the middle of the eleventh century to the Berber village and then the military town of Arabs (VIII-IX century) stands in the capital of a principality local, that of Banu Khorassan and finally the capital of the kingdom Hafsids (from 1229 to 1574).

Today visitors can still admire its unique urban and historical monuments: mosques, mausoleums, pious foundations, public monuments that testify to the considerable growth of the Arab-Musalman and the constant renewal of its architectural style.

They argued back to the Medina of Tunis October 26, 1979 was inscribed on the World Heritage List of UNESCO.
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Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 July 2011 10:37