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Kairaouine Mosque in Fes

History of the Kairaouine Mosque in Fes, Morocco

The Kairaouine Mosque in Fes has a fascinating history. Built in 859 by the daughter of a wealthy merchant originating from Tunisia, this religious site has been the gathering point of the Muslim community over centuries....
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Tomb of the Christian in Algeria

Brief History of the Royal Mausoleum of Mauretania in Algeria

The Royal Mausoleum of Mauretania located in Tipaza, Algeria is the burial site of Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony’s only daughter. Although her remains were never found possibly due to tomb raids, this historic site...
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Mosque Djamaa el Djedid in Algiers (Photo Credit: MM Sindlinger)

Two Historic Mosques to Visit in Algeria

Mosque Djamaa el Djedid is one of the historical mosques of Algiers. Mosque Djamaa el Kebir in Tlemcen occupies the site of what was probably an ancient pantheon.
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Sousse Catacombs

The Catacombs of Sousse in Tunisia

The catacombs of Sousse are an ancient underground necropolis used by the Christians to bury the dead. The Sousse catacombs consist of galleries stretching over 5 kilometers and containing more than 15,000 graves mostly from...
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Augustine History and Sites on an Algeria Tour

Augustine of Hippo also known as Saint Augustine is an early Christian theologian who has greatly influenced Western Christianity and Philosophy. His life and work has been most fascinating leaving a legacy that is cherished...
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Planning Your Tunisia Tour – Public and Religious Holidays

When planning a trip to Tunisia below is a list of public and religious holidays to consider and ask us if your tour falls on any of the holiday days. [space height=”HEIGHT”] New Year Day...
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El Ghriba Synagogue in Djerba Island

North Africa’s Oldest Synagogue – El Ghriba on Djerba Island

The El Ghriba Synagogue is located on the island of Djerba in the village of Harah Sghira and is the most famous Jewish site for the local community. The synagogue is a low built construction...
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