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El-Mansuriya

El-Mansuriya

El-Mansuriya or Mansouria, also Sabra, is a historic city located in Kairouan Governorate, Tunisia. It was the capital of the Fatimid Caliphate between 946 - 975 AD. The city was built as a walled city holding elaborate palaces surrounded by gardens, artificial pools and water channels. The caliph's palace (Al-Mansur Billah Palace) ruins are located near the center of the city.

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Country: Tunisia

District: Kairouan Governorate

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: 10th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Islamic

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Islamic Monuments

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