Medina of Sousse (1988)
Tunisia

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Sousse was an important commercial and military port during the Aghlabid period (800909) and is a typical example of a town dating from the first centuries of Islam. With its kasbah, ramparts, medina (with the Great Mosque), Bu Ftata Mosque and typical ribat (both a fort and a religious building), Sousse was part of a coastal defence system. 
  • Tunisia 1954. Courtyard of the Great Mosque. 
  • Tunisia 1996. Ramparts of Sousse. Scan by courtesy of Jean-Michel (France). 
Tunisia 1954. Courtyard of the Great Mosque. Tunisia 1996. Ramparts of Sousse.

Other World Heritage Sites in Tunisia (on this site). Please refer to the UNESCO-listing, Tunisia section for further information about the individual properties.  

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