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Kasbah, Sousse: 5 reviews and 10 photos
The Kasbah was built in 859 AD on the site of an earlier Byzantine fortress. Its 30m/100ft high Khalef el Fata tower, named after its builder, is one of the oldest towers in the whole of North Africa. Its topmost platform is 50m/165ft above that of the Ribat. Accordingly the Kasbah took over the military role of the Ribat, and the Khalef el Fata tower is still used as a lighthouse, today. Part of the Kasbah is occupied by the municipal prison whilst the other part houses the Archeological Museum which seemed to be closed during the few days I was there over the New Year period.
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