Tunisian Ancient City

Carthage was completely destroyed, and its buildings served as a source of building materials

Tunisia has a very rich history. About the ancient Carthage heard all the tourists still in school history lessons. Antiquity - the heyday of the country, but in the Middle Ages, empires were built and destroyed here

In Tunisia, found works of "painting on the stone of the Sahara" - these are rock paintings, such are found throughout the Sahara desert. The pictures show hunting scenes, hunters with guns and masks, their prey - buffalo, elephants, donkeys, wild horses, sheep and other animals. It is not known exactly whether these drawings belong to proto-Berbers or black African peoples who migrated to Tunisia from the south.

Carthage was the largest colony of Rome and a fully independent state. Almost all other Phoenician colonies in North Africa, Spain, and the islands of Sicily, Sardinia, and Corsica entered the state of Carthage. Carthage became the strongest country in the western Mediterranean. Tourists who decide to make a trip to Tunisia will see nearby nearby resorts and ancient ruins, the Sahara desert (here you can read about the journey through the Sahara desert) and Mediterranean beaches, salt lakes and green hills. Travel in Tunisia is very interesting and exciting. Here you can make them in the desert by camel or jeep with a visit to the Sahara oases, mountain gorges, castles located in it. During the trip, you can explore the ancient settlement of the Berbers, with their dwellings located half in the rocks.

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Tunisian Ancient City

Tunisia is not only beaches with soft sand and warm sun, it is also a rich excursion program, the number of historical attractions in the country is huge

Tunisia owes its archaeological wealth to a rich and interesting history. In 1881, the French used the Tunisian invasion of Algeria as a pretext for war. 36,000 French soldiers invaded Tunisia and quickly captured the country. A "Treaty of Bardo" was signed, making the country a colony of France. Now in Tunisia a huge number of modern hotels, sandy beaches stretch for 1200 km., Modern balneological centers with excellent thermal waters, as well as a large number of historical monuments are built. Tunisia absorbed the civilization of the most ancient world, the Roman empire, Byzantium, felt the immense effect of Islamic culture. Travels in Tunisia are on the oldest attractions. Sbeitla - the ruins of a Roman and then Byzantine city, there are the ruins of the temples of Minerva, Juno and Jupiter, the Forum and the Capitol, the theater and the triumphal arches. Traveling in Tunisia, tourists in every, even the smallest settlement, are guaranteed to meet an interesting historical or cultural monument.

Tunisia is an Islamic country, although it produces its own local alcohol, for example, Celtia beer. And although there is no punishment for drinking, but the responsibility for being in a drunken state in public is high. Tunisia is divided into 24 vilayets - these are provinces of the country, they are also called by the old habit "governorship". The vilayets are divided into mutamadiyats (districts), there are 264 of them in the country.

The largest wilayet in terms of population is Tunisia, the capital of the country with a population of 1,050,000 people, it is also the smallest in area - only 288 square kilometers. You can not be careless with the sun. Tunisia is a southern and hot country, and the sun is active and cunning. In the first days it is better to limit your stay in direct sunlight. And you should always use sunscreen - for adults SPF 20 or higher, for children SPF 30 or higher. Beware of merchants in the first days and do not buy anything until you get oriented in prices.

Near the central part of the capital of Tunisia, located Carthage district, in this respectable sector are luxury villas, consular and diplomatic residences. Not far from it, you can visit the ancient ruins of Carthage and the Baths of Anthony. This is one of the most famous tourist attractions. From here you will discover a uniquely beautiful panoramic panorama of the bay of the sea, yachts and cruise liners are moored here. Nabeul, or the city of potters, is the most famous and oldest resort in Tunisia, and is considered the center of crafts. The city is very bright and diverse in its architecture. Various color combinations of mosaic and ornament on the walls of houses and buildings will satisfy the eyes of even the most sophisticated esthete.

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