"Cooling water in the desert..." El Hamma by kbl

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Natural springs as origin of oasis

On several locations in Tunisia, you will notice small buildings that appear to have steam coming out of them. This is no optical illusion nor is it some kind of industry.

Under the surface in Tunisia, on several places are natural reserves of water. These tend to come to the surface in hot steam. The tunisians cool this water (so it would stop flying away) and to use it as source of irrigation.

Use of water since more then 2000 years

The romans discovered these sources of water as well when they discovered the Tunesian countries more then 2000 years ago.

They created some bathing houses. Some of these houses still exist (some beatifull ones on the south of Jerba, built with marble that the Romans brought by ship from Italy.

Source of green nature

In El Hamma, as in other places along the route between GABES and KBELLI/GBELLI, these sources make aeas very rich of nature.

The Tunesians have off course created a café and shop next to this beatifull construction.

Have a look as well to my other pages on Tunisia from this same trip.

  • Last visit to El Hamma: Sep 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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