Monday, August 5, 2013

Medina of Sousse

Located on the Gulf of Hammamet which is a part of the Mediterranean Sea, Sousse is famous for its golden beaches therefore being a tourist attraction of Tunisia now. Historically, it was an important commercial and military port during the Aghlabid period (800–909) and is a typical example of a town dating from the first centuries of Islam. The Medina of Sousse, surrounded by its city walls, was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list in 1988. Many thanks to my friend Mohamed from Hammam Sousse for the amazing postcard and stamps! The card mainly features the spectacular aerial view of the old medina, which contains the city walls, the ribat (both a fort and a religious building) and the casbah.