Saturday, January 30, 2010

TUNISIA - Matmata

Postcard from Matmata

Situation of Tunisia in World and Africa

Situation of Matmata in Tunisia

Flag of Tunisia

Tunisian stamp :

Matmâta or Metmata is a small Berber speaking town in southern Tunisia. Some of the local Berber residents live in traditional underground "troglodyte" structures.

The structures typical for the village are created by digging a large pit in the ground. Around the perimeter of this pit artificial caves are then dug to be used as rooms, with some homes comprising multiple pits, connected by trench-like passageways. This type of home was made famous by serving as the location of the Lars Homestead, home to Luke Skywalker, his Aunt Beru Lars and Uncle Owen Lars for the Star Wars movies. The Lars Homestead was in fact the Hotel Sidi Driss, which offers traditional troglodyte accommodations. One of Call of Duty 2 missions takes place in Matmâta as part of North African Campaign.


Tunisian stamp :

"Tarf-Ras" Traditional costume for ceremonies in Kerkennah


Postcard sent by Slim, as "mailsweetmail" - Postcrossing - Reference TN-150

Tunisia - Matmata
barak allahu fiik

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