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These are some of the new Unesco World Heritage sites

The Tunisian resort island of Djerba is famous for its ancient ruins, whitewashed villages, mosques, churches and synagogues.

Djerba is considered to be the mythological island of Homer’s Odyssey, where Odysseus and his companions encounter the lotus eaters. It also appeared in the Star Wars films as part of the planet Tatooine.

Known for its religious diversity, the island has churches, synagogues, including the Ghriba, the oldest in Africa, and fortified mosques of the Ibadi Islamic school, some of which are located underground.

It is also famous for its Carthaginian and Roman ruins, and also for the traditional houses known as “houch”, which have an interior patio and ingenious systems for collecting rainwater. AFP, CHINA DAILY/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

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