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jewellery. Many Atlantic, establishing a Phoenician remains were number of colonies including the one at Carthage. The Coin dating from found at Carthage, and the Punic era excavations carried out in Phoenicians brought with Kairouan also reveal Punic them a culture based on a blend of Egyptian, Anatolian, Greek houses containing well-preserved and Mesopotamian influences. One of mosaics. Phoenician tombs have also their greatest contributions was the been found in Cap Bon and in Utica. were
such as Bulla Regia are attracting visitors in increasing numbers. OR MANY YEARS F The indigenous population of the northern regions of Tunisia were the Berbers, but it was the Phoenicians who established the earliest settlements here – including present-day Utica, Bizerte and Tabarka. They were attracted by the fertile soil of the region and its calm bays, in which they could safely anchor their ships. Following the downfall of Carthage, Rome took over the former Punic settlements, turning
Borj el-Kebir, which provides stunning views along the coast. J U Mosque of the Strangers Avenue Abdel Hamid el-Kadhi. § (75) 606 4715. ¢ to nonMuslims. In Houmt Souk there are three mosques standing next to one another. Each belongs to a different Islamic school. The multi-domed Mosque of the Strangers is used by the Malekites and is topped with an ornate minaret. The ElSheikh Mosque is the main mosque of the Ibadites, while the Mosque of the Turks is used by the Hanefites. P Zaouia of Sidi
Mellita Airport. A buildings. The buildings provide accommodation for people lighthouse was first built here and domestic animals; the yard also contains a granary and a in the 16th century. This was water cistern. The entire area is surrounded by a garden and a replaced in the 18th century palm grove. Menzels used to be interconnected with a maze of by a fort, which is once again roads to other menzels and the mosque. In this way, news of being used as a lighthouse. approaching danger could be
central region has two salt lakes – Chott elJerid and Chott el-Gharsa – which are dry for much of the year. Mountain oases and palm oases are features of the Tunisian landscape. The roads leading to them are often extremely picturesque and wind among volcanic rocks. The northwestern and western regions are among the greenest corners of Tunisia, with extensive fields and wooded hills. Prickly pearr, cultivated in the western region of Tunisia, iss also a popular hedge plant. It can grow to a