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Le Kef

Le Kef

1. Sidi Bou Makhlouf

2. The Kasbah

3. Mysterious basilica

4. Mint minaret

5. Roman remains

6. Around town

7. Museum of Art and Popular Traditions


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Mysterious basilica

Le Kef, Tunisia

While basilica often is associated with churches, the one in Le Kef was never used as one. It was either erected in Roman or Byzantine times, and centuries later converted into a mosque, but is today a small-scale museum. But its original purpose is lost in the fog of the past.
The two main parts, are a spacious courtyard and a cruciform room. In the latter there are 23 niches, now used for displaying local antiquities.
Le Kef, Tunisia

By Tore Kjeilen