Photos taken by David Stanley on a visit to Kairouan, Dougga, and Testour, Tunisia.
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The 3rd century AD Temple de Juno Caelestis at Dougga, Tunisia, honored the Roman counterpart of the Carthaginian goddess Tanit.
The 3,500-seat Roman theater (AD 168) at Dougga, Tunisia, is one of the best preserved of its kind in Africa.
An ornate minaret watches over the 17th century Grande Mosquée in Testour, Tunisia.
A pair of elderly Tunisian men lounge at a cafe on El Bathaa Square in Testour, Tunisia.
The tile roofs and minaretes of Testour, Tunisia, are signs of the Andalusian Muslims expelled from Spain who settled here in the 17th century.
The Roman archaeological site at Dougga, Tunisia, overlooks a fertile plain planted with orderly rows of olive trees.
The 2nd century BC Numidian-Punic Mausoleum of Ateban at Dougga, is said to be Tunisia's finest pre-Roman monument. A bilingual Numidian and Punic-Libyan Inscription found here enabled the decipherment of the Numidian alphabet.
The 3rd century AD Trifolium Villa is the largest house yet uncovered at Dougga, Tunisia. The small rooms surrounding the central dining room and downhill location have led to suggestions that it was a brothel.
The Capitoline Temple at Dougga overlooks the Roman forum. Dougga was the capital of ancient Punic and Roman Tunisian states.
The 2nd century AD Capitoline Temple at Dougga, Tunisia, was dedicated to Rome’s protective triad: Jupiter Optimus Maximus, Juno Regina, and Minerva Augusta.
Sidi Sabhi died in battle against the Byzantines in AD 655 and is buried in a zaouia in Kairouan, Tunisia. He is said to have possessed three hairs of the Prophet Mohammed, hence the mausoleum`s popular name, Mosquée du Barbier.
The 17th century Zaouia of Sidi Sabhi or Mosquée du Barbier in Kairouan, Tunisia, is the mausoleum of an early Islamic martyr.
A camel in Kairouan, Tunisia, does endless loops drawing water at Bir Barrouta (1690), a well said to be linked to Mecca. In the 17th century the bey Mohammed Ben Murad had his residence here.
A traditional fast food maker in Kairouan, Tunisia, checks his cell phone for messages.
The facade of the 9th century Mosquée de Trois Portes in Kairouan, Tunisia, bears Kufic inscriptions of verses from the Quran.
The cobblestone back streets of the medina of Kairouan, Tunisia, tend to be quiet at midday.