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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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Traditional museum of Kalaout el-Koubba
Sousse, Tunisia

We do not know what purpose the Kalaout el-Koubba originally had; it dates back to the 11th or 12th century, and was built according to Fatimid architectural style.
Both the exterior and interior are attractive, note especially the zigzag fluting of the cupola. It is the only of its kind on the African continent.
Today, it is used mainly as a museum, where well-made presentations show life during Ottoman times.
The museum is open Mon-Thu and Sat 9.30-13.00 and 15.00-17.30, and Sun 10.00-14.00. Entrance fee is 2TD, camera permit 1TD.
Sousse, Tunisia

By Tore Kjeilen