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Kairouan is the capital of the Kairouan Governorate in Tunisia. Referred to as the Islamic Cultural Capital, it is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The city was founded by the Arabs around 670.
The Mausoleum of Sidi Sahab, generally known as the Mosque of the Barber, is actually a zaouia located inside the city walls. It was built by the Muradid Hammuda Pasha Bey (mausoleum, dome and court) and Murad II Bey (minaret and madrasa). In its present state, the monument dates from the 17th century. The mosque is a veneration place for Abu Zama' al-Balaui, a companion of the prophet Muhammad, who, according to a legend, had saved for himself three hairs of Muhammad's beard, hence the edifice's name. The sepulture place is accessed from a cloister-like court with richly decorated ceramics and stuccoes.(From Wikipedia)
Now that place is used for the circumcision of Muslim boys. I met these two children with their families waiting for their turn.
Kairouan'daki Sidi Sahab Mozelesinin bulundugu binada sunnet olmak icin bekleyen cocuklar.

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  • Copyright: TULAY GULUMSER (TGULUMSER) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1149 W: 50 N: 1663] (13252)
  • Genre: Luoghi
  • Medium: Colore
  • Date Taken: 2010-11-17
  • Categories: Vita quotidiana
  • Esposizione: f/4.8, 1/60 secondi
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  • Versione Foto: Versione Originale
  • Date Submitted: 2010-11-29 11:18
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