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1. The medina

2. The fortified mosque

3. Ribat for religious wars

4. The popular beach

5. Kasbah

6. City museum

7. Traditional museum of Kalaout el-Koubba

8. Old days' upper class mansion

9. Zaouia Zakkak

10. Catacombs

11. Medina shopping

12. Modern town

13. Night life

14. Bird's view


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Old days' upper class mansion

Sousse, Tunisia

Sousse, Tunisia

Bath tub in marble.

Sousse, Tunisia

From the kitchen, with firing wood below.

The Dar Essid, offers a rare opportunity to explore the inner quarters of old days' upper class life. The house, which is open as a privately owned museum, is quite cramped, but beautifully decorated with a mixture of traditional styles, European imports and some private creativity.
The house was used by a 19th century official and the families of his two wives. Each wife had her own chamber, but not far from each other.
Perhaps the most curious item in the house is the Roman oil lamp next to the first wife's bed. It is supposed to have been lit every time they had sex, with the husband being in action as long as the light burned.
On top of the house, there is a cafe about where the servants' quarter used to be. The views here are fine, although roofs of Sousse's houses are not really beautiful.
Sousse, Tunisia

The living room.

By Tore Kjeilen