Monastir

Monastir

Monastir is a city on the central coast of, Tunisia. It was founded on the ruins of the Punic-Roman city of Ruspina. The city features a well preserved Ribat that was used to scan the sea for hostile ships as a defence against the attacks of the Byzantine fleet.

Site Information

Country: Tunisia

District: Monastir Governorate

Site History: First Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Ancient Carthage

Later Cultures: Roman + Islamic

Site Features: Mixed Monuments

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