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Matmata. Underground shelter
Tunisia

Matmata is so great that it is about to become destroyed. The town is a must-see for tourists to Tunisia, and from early morning till late afternoon bus load after bus load arrive in this small village.

Matmata's fame comes from the unusual houses - instead of building the houses, they were dug vertically into the ground.

Berbers - a common name. Conquered in the VII century, by Arabs and converted to Islam, the indigenous inhabitants of North Africa from Egypt to the east to the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the Sudan in the south to the Mediterranean Sea in the north.

Copyright: Dmitriy krasko
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Uploaded: 10/09/2009
Updated: 08/04/2012
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