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Evening in the Medina

Evening in the Medina

By Bonnie Bates.

The medina of Tunis dates back to the 13th century and is the commercial and cultural hub of the city, linking the old city to the ville nouvelle built during the French colonial occupation. While consisting of open markets and stores, there are also covered sections (such as this) that have been constructed into the hillside. Thousands of people crush into the medina daily; shopping, eating, and visiting the mosques. A UNESCO World Heritage Site that has remained largely intact over the centuries, and continues to buzz with vitality today.

About Bonnie Bates (13 Articles)
Currently working towards a Masters in History and African Studies at Carleton University, my areas of interest include North African and Saharan history, gender, identity, culture, politics and language.

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