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A metropolis with ~2,000 years history

9 century BC - Phoenician (i.e. Punic) city of Hadrumetum (or Hadrumentum) was founded.
It was a base of Hannibal for the battle at Zuma in the second Punic war.
During the Third Punic War the city was on Roman site (hm, what a shame). Because of it, the city wasn't destroyed by Romans when Carthage fall.
Other names of Sousse:
Colonia Concordia Ulpia Trajana Augusta Frugifera Hadrumetina (Roman name)
Hunerikopolis (Vandal)
Justinianopolis (Byzantine)
Arabs call the city Susa or 'The Pearl of the Sahel'.
Sousse is the French name of the city.

Medina of Sousse is on UNESCO World heritage list.

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  • Last visit to Sousse: Sep 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • phayao's Profile Photo
    Apr 17, 2008 at 7:02 AM

    The Museum will be closed until summer 2009, according to thye Sousse Tourist Office.

  • Sininen's Profile Photo
    Dec 22, 2007 at 8:31 AM

    Hi Lilia! Beautifully written tips and great photos - absolutely fantastic page. Brought back many lovely memories from my stay in Sousse years ago. Happy birthday from Finland!

  • lou31's Profile Photo
    Jun 21, 2007 at 6:13 AM

    These pages are really good! You have put a lot of work into them and the pics are great too. Your ratings should be higher! Cheers from Australia

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