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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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Sousse, Tunisia

The Catacombs of Sousse may come as a great surprise to many visitors. Many believe that catacombs were built as hiding areas for Christians during time of persecution under the Romans. And even more are unaware of Tunisia's past as a Christian country.
The catacombs were not shelters for the living, but rather for the dead. The tunnels originally stretched for more than 5 km, and contains 15,000 graves.
The area open to visitors, has only about 100 metres of tunnels, but you can see through iron gates into continuing tunnels. Being lit by soft light, a feeling of authenticity is created. You can make out the "doors" of the many graves (see the right wall on the top photo), and two places skeletons are exhibited behind glass.
Sousse, Tunisia

By Tore Kjeilen