Medina of Tunis

tunisDate of Inscription: 1979
N36 49 0.012 E10 10 0.0124

The Medina contains some 700 monuments, including palaces, mosques, mausoleums, madrasas and fountains dating from the Almohad and the Hafsid periods. Tunis was considered one of the wealthiest places in the Islamic world. These ancient buildings include: The Great Mosque (including the Muslim University and library), Aghlabid Ez-Zitouna Mosque (built in 723 by Obeid Allah Ibn-al-Habhab to celebrate the new capital) The Dar-al-Bey Palace (comprises architecture and decoration from many different styles and periods and is believed to stand on the remains of a Roman theatre as well as the tenth century palace of Ziadib-Allah II al Aghlab).

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