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Published: April 28th 2013
Driving through Tunisia
The Elles Necropolis - Tunisia
This site was quite a surprise and has quickly become one of my favourite sites from around the world. Out in the middle of Tunisia amongst the fields of crops lie some structures, and the remnants of structures, that remind me very much of the dolmen I have seen in England e.g. Lanyon Dolmen
The sites vary in condition from complete tomb like structures to just the remnants that look like the foundations of a house but the necropolis was huge and made up of at least 64 different megalithic structures, Tomb 23
is a great example, one of the larger constructions resembling a tomb or a house.
I probably investigated and documented about 20-25 of the sites and I found lots of signs of rock shaping and manipulation, plus some serious erosion suggesting that the site is very old.
It was quite difficult to find, unless you speak really good Arabic or French, so it took me a which only gave me 3 hours to explore this immense site spread over a large farmland area, I really hope to return someday and explore further.
The First Structure I Investigated
Collapsed so appears like a pile of stones
what I found take a look at my photos or the short documentary I made (my first attempt at making a documentary on my own).
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