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Mahdia



Mahdia
Introduction

1. Around town

2. The black passage

3. Place du Caire

4. The great mosque

5. Town museum

6. Doors

7. Fish market

8. Borj el-Kebir

9. Punic ruins

10. The Fatimid port

11. Sailors' cemetary

12. Cap d'Afrique

13. Tourist's beach

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MAHDIA
Punic ruins

Mahdia, Tunisia

I don't know for sure whether the ruin area west of the Borj el-Kebir is Punic, really. It is unmarked, and no guide books tell the same story. According to one it may even be remains of a Fatimid palace.
Why I believe it is Punic, is because of the style of mosaics, the walls of the houses, and a depth of in the ground indicating that a long time has passed.
But apart from that, in its present state it is not impressive or the least beautiful.
Mahdia, Tunisia




By Tore Kjeilen