ksar El Mourabitine

ksar El Mourabitine

ksar El Mourabitine is a fortified granary (ksar) located in the Tataouine Governorate in southern Tunisia. It was built by Berber tribes to repel Bedouin attacks and to store grains and crops. The shape of the building is irregular rectangular and it consists of 180 rooms spread over several floors (up to 5 floors in some sections).

Site Information

Country: Tunisia

District: Tataouine Governorate

Category: Castles and Fortresses

Site History: 15th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Berber

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Islamic Monuments


UNESCO Tentative List

Part of: Cave dwelling and the world of ksour in southern Tunisia

Date of Submission: 2020

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