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Kairouan
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Kairouan

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Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: Tunisia
Description:
Founded in 670, Kairouan flourished under the Aghlabid dynasty in the 9th century. Despite the transfer of the political capital to Tunis in the 12th century, Kairouan remained the Maghreb's principal holy city. Its rich architectural heritage includes the Great Mosque, with its marble and porphyry columns, and the 9th-century Mosque of the Three Gates.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Kairouan", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.