Friday, 18 October 2013


I have received so many nice cards these days... Here comes one from the city of Sousse, located on the Tunisian coastline. The city has changed quite a few names during past - Hadrumetun (Punic), Colonia Concordia Ulpia Trajana Augusta Frugifera Hadrumetina (Roman), Hunericopolis (Vandal), Justiniana (Byzantine) and finally Sousse (French). Despite the turmoil around it, Sousse's character had retained the solidly Arabian look and feel it had assumed in the centuries after Islam's wars of conquest. Today it is considered one of the best examples of seaward-facing fortifications built by the Arabs. Its ribat, a soaring structure that combined the purposes of a minaret and a watch tower, is in outstanding condition and draws visitors from around the world. UNESCO declared the medina of Sousse a World Heritage Site in 1988, citing among other things its preservation from modern development. Hvala, Judit :)

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