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    Ksour

    by croisbeauty Updated Dec 12, 2014

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    Ksour or ksar is Arabic name for castle or fortified structure. It is usual that ksar consists of attached houses, granaries, mosque, shops and defending walls around the structure. It is mostly constructed from adobe or cut stone if located in the mountain regions. Ksar is typical construction in all Mghreb countries, Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia.
    Sounds interesting that Spanish word for castle, "alcazar" derives from Arabic word ksar.

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    Museum (of traditional life)

    by le_routard Written Nov 4, 2006

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    this is just behind the main ghorfa courtyard next to the fruit market. it has examples of all aspects of traditional life for the original inhabitants of the area, i.e traditional tent, clothing, tools, etc. aswell as an impressive collection of money from around the world and some ancient coins.

    maybe worth a quick look if you're interested in this sort of thing. the ghorfas here are quite nice aswell

    entry cost = 2TD

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    Last "ghorfas"

    by JLBG Written Jan 5, 2005

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    The "ksour" (plural of "ksar") found in the southern part of Tunisia have always a part built in ghorfas. This is now where you will the most easily see "ghorfas" as I am not sure that those shown on these pictures, taken a few years ago, are still existing.

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    More "ghorfas"

    by JLBG Written Jan 5, 2005

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    The "ghorfas".can be built on several levels, sometimes up to 4 levels though 2 or 3 are more common. As Médenine is a main hub, with a lot of trade, there were close to 6,000 of what was called "mouth of darkness"

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    Some "ghorfas"

    by JLBG Written Jan 5, 2005

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    Coming from the North of Tunisia, it is in Médenine that you find the first "ghorfas". Ghorfas are cereal attics. They are built mostly with clay and strengthen with a few stones as narrow cells, each the shape of a tunnel.

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    Ghorfas

    by cadzand Updated Sep 27, 2004

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    You'll find the ghorfas, storage houses for grain, of two kinds. The smaller ones are situated around the market square. The souvenir and carpet shops in and around them add some coulours. They are least impressive. More impressive are the extremely well kept bigger ones in and around the town. They are still in use and some of them are even transformed into a hotel. On sundays Medinine has also a colourful fruit and vegetable market, where it is great strolling.

    ghorfa - storage houses for grain
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    ghorfas in the ksar

    by call_me_rhia Updated Sep 12, 2002

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    In the older part of town visit the ghorfas, even if now they are only used as a tourist attraction. Ghorfas are berber arched three-storey high constructions made from mud and stone, where grain and wheat used to be stored. The one in Medenine isvery well preserved and look like a giant beehive.

    the old ghorfas

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    Ghorfas too

    by cadzand Updated Sep 27, 2004

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    More impressive are the extremely well kept bigger ghorfas in and around the town. They are still in use and some of them are even transformed into a hotel.

    A bigger ghorfa
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