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Matmata Underground Structures
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Matmata Underground Structures

Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: Tunisia
Best of: Buildings
Matmata is a small Berber speaking town where some of the local Berber residents live in traditional underground "troglodyte" structures. The structures typical for the village are created by digging a large pit in the ground. Around the perimeter of this pit artificial caves are then dug to be used as rooms, with some homes comprising multiple pits, connected by trench-like passageways.
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