Tunisia (DK Eyewitness Travel Guide) by Elzbieta and Andrzej Lisowscy (2005-04-07)
Streets of Nabeul A P O R T R A I T O F T U N I S I A 19 girls IN TUNISIA thank you largely to the impact of Tunisia’s former president, Habib Bourguiba, the liberty allowed to Tunisian ladies is larger than in so much Muslim international locations. In 1956 he outlawed such practices as polygamy and divorce by means of renunciation and banned the hijab (veil) from faculties as a part of an (unsuccessful) crusade to part it out altogether. girls in Tunisia have way more possibilities to paintings than in lots of girls.
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Produced for plenty of prosperous Muslims have been frequently richly ornamented. Koranic verses Mosques are embellished with are written in an ornamental script and are believed to be the literal note of God. geometric styles, plant motifs and verses from the Koran. Ceramic tiles are a favored ornamental aspect and sometimes embellish mosques or different non secular constructions resembling tombs and medersas. difficult designs may also usually be noticeable in filthy rich Tunisian houses. KORAN The Koran, or Quran, is the holy publication of.
R E G I O N three The capital of the Sahel and the 3rd biggest city in Tunisia, Sousse was once based by means of the Phoenicians within the ninth century BC and used to be, for a time, Hannibal’s naval base. during the Punic wars it was once one of many Phoenicians’ most crucial cities, in addition to Carthage and Utica. modern day Sousse is a well-liked inn city with a sandy seashore, an ancient walled medina and, occupying a part of the kasbah, a superb museum with mosaics from the 2d and third centuries advert. Exploring.
continues to be and what's visible this present day is a reconstruction from the Sixties and Nineteen Seventies that used to be designed as a reproduction of the unique Fatimid mosque. the obvious Fatimid point is the enormous front gate, which was once used completely by way of the caliph’s relations. within the prayer corridor this segregation can also be obvious, with a Arcaded walkway of the nice Mosque crucial aisle that was once MAHDIA & * #/ &- '0 sixty three . #3 " 4LJGB FM,BIMB three 6 & 0 # & *% " -- " ) & - . " "5 *. *% zero yards 50.