Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Unesco cards from Tunisia

I usually don't contact people asking for certain cards but i did it in order to get these 2 new unesco cards from Tunisia, Medina of Tunis and Dougga. I proposed Judit "helgamano" a unesco trade and she sent me the cards i picked from her album. This was in February something and she still didn't receive my cards :o I really hate when this happen, especially because it was me that contacted her in first place and i don't have more copies of the cards she wanted me to send her. I'll wait till the end of next week and if she doesn't receive the envelope till then, i'll send her new cards.

"Under the Almohads and the Hafsids, from the 12th to the 16th century, Tunis was considered one of the greatest and wealthiest cities in the Islamic world. Some 700 monuments, including palaces, mosques, mausoleums, madrasas and fountains, testify to this remarkable past.
The Medina of Tunis has exerted an outstanding influence on the development of architecture, sculpture, and connected arts, and of urban planning. This group of buildings is rare, as most historic Islamic centres have suffered grave destruction and reconstruction over the centuries, whereas Tunis still preserves its homogeneity." - in:

"Dougga or Thugga is an ancient Roman city in northern Tunisia, included in a 65 hectare archaeological site.
Unesco qualified Dougga as a World Heritage Site in 1997, believing that it represents “the best-preserved Roman small town in North Africa”. The site, which lies in the middle of the countryside, has been protected from the encroachment of modern urbanisation, in contrast, for example, to Carthage, which has been pillaged and rebuilt on numerous occasions.
Dougga’s size, its well-preserved monuments and its rich Punic, Numidian, ancient Roman and Byzantine history make it exceptional. Amongst the most famous monuments at the site are a Punic-Libyan mausoleum, the capitol, the theatre, and the temples of Saturn and of Juno Caelestis." - in: wikipedia

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