The art of Tunisia

One of the earliest mosques in Africa is found here.

670–900 C.E.

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Amphitheater of El Jem
Amphitheater of El Jem

The impressive ruins of the largest colosseum in North Africa, a huge amphitheater which could hold up to 35,000 spectators, are found in the small village of El Jem

Kairouan (from UNESCO)
Kairouan (from UNESCO)

Kairouan is the oldest Islamic city in Africa, holy in its own right and critical for the westward spread of Islam.

The Great Mosque of Kairouan
The Great Mosque of Kairouan

Elements of pre-Islamic, Roman, and Byzantine architecture all appear in this high-status structure.

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