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Tunis, Kairouan


Tunis, Kairouan

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    Graham Petrie
General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1908 Original Publisher: W. Heinemann Subjects: Tunis (Tunisia) Kairwan Carthage Qayraw?n (Tunisia) Carthage (Extinct city) Tunisia Carthage (Ancient city) History / Africa / General History / Africa / North History / Ancient / General Social Science / Archaeology Travel / Africa / General Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: CHAPTER IV Arab Tunis The most characteristic and delightful feature of Arab Tunis is undoubtedly the " souk," or covered bazaar. Practical as well as picturesque, cool in summer and warm in winter, it affords such perfect protection from the unkind freaks of the elements that I wonder why it has not been more generally adopted in other cities. I do not doubt that the fresh-air enthusiast, so much to the fore just now, will throw up his hands and eyes in horror at the idea, and will make wild calculations as to the probable number of malignant germs and microbes to be found in every cubic inch of such stagnant air. I turn a deaf ear to such pessimistic theories. The air of the souks has always struck me as being particularly fresh and pleasant. The souks lie in the heart of the old town, which, enclosed by medieval walls, is now also girdled by an electric tramway. Though the latter may inter fere with historical sentiment, it is an undoubted convenience to European and Arab alike, bringing within easy reach any of the several city gates. The Porte de France, formerly called the Gate of the Sea, is the entrance nearest to the modern town, and is, consequently, the one generally used by tourists in their first peregrinations. This is, perhaps, unfortunate, as the Rue de l'Eglise, to which it gives access, is...  
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