Aghlabid Basins

Aghlabid Basins

Aghlabid Basins is a historical monument located in Kairouan, Tunisia. They were built under the reign of the Aghlabids ruler Abu Ibrahim Ahmed ibn Mohamed Ibn al-Aghlab in the second half of the 9th century AD in order to supply the city with water. The Aghlabid Basins were inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988 as part of Kairouan.

Site Information

Country: Tunisia

District: Kairouan Governorate

Category: Ancient Water Structures

Site History: 9th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Islamic

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Islamic Monuments


World Heritage Site

Part of: Kairouan

Date of Inscription: 1988

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