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Ksour: Fortified villages in the Maghreb region

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A ksar is a village or community consisting of attached houses such as granaries and other structures like a mosque, bath, oven, and shops. Ksar (pluralis ksour) means fortified village or fort. A ksar granaries and other structures like a mosque, bath, oven, and shops. Ksour are found in North Africa in the Maghreb region including Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Mauritania and Tunisia. One of the most famous ksour are Ksar Ouled Soltane and Ksar Ezzahra in Tunisia.

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Ksar Tunisia

Ksar Ouled Soltane Tunisia

Ksar Ouled Soltane in Tunisia.

Ksar Tataouine Tunisia

Ksar located in Tataouine southern Tunisia.

Ksar Ouled Soltane

Ksar Ouled Soltane is one of the most famous Ksour.

Ksar Ezzahra Tunisia

Ksar Ezzahra is another example of a well-preserved ksar in Tunisia.

Tataouine Tunisia

Most of all the ksar in Tataouine is known for its well-preserved granary vaults.

Ksar Ouled Dabbab

Another group of fortified granaries are Ksar Ouled Dabbab in Tunisia.

Granary Ksar

Some of the scenes in Star Wars are from Ksar Ouled Soltane.

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Ksar Ouled Soltane

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