Medina Sousse - Tunisia
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Arne1
N 35° 49.667 E 010° 38.316
32S E 648010 N 3966086
Quick Description: Sousse was an important commercial and military port during the Aghlabid period (800–909) and is a typical example of a town dating from the first centuries of Islam.
Location: Tunisia
Date Posted: 11/4/2010 2:31:33 PM
Waymark Code: WMA25X
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Tervas
Views: 14

Long Description:
The Medina, situated on rising ground above the harbor in Sousse, is surrounded by a 2km/1.25mi circuit of walls built in 859 and renovated and strengthened in 874 and 1205. The massive blocks of dressed stone in the walls came from ancient Roman buildings. There were originally six gates, of which two survive: Bab el Khabli on the south side and Bab el Gharbi on the west. The gate on the east side, Bab el Djedid, dates only from 1864. Measuring 700m/765yds by 500m/545yds, the Medina of Sousse is one of the finest examples of Arab architecture in Tunisia, preserved almost unchanged over the centuries.
Type: Site

Reference number: 498

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