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Sidi Mansour Ribat - Sidi Mansour, Sfax, Tunisia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member puczmeloun
N 34° 47.866 E 010° 51.911
32S E 670629 N 3852202
Quick Description: Remains of Sidi Mansour castle near city of Sfax
Location: Tunisia
Date Posted: 9/4/2013 1:55:43 PM
Waymark Code: WMJ0B1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Checkmark
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Long Description:
Remains of Sidi Mansour castle (in reality, there's just last one tower) are located just near Sidi Mansour Mosque in the centre of small city called Sidi Mansour just couple of kilometres from Sfax. This Ribat (Castle or Fortress as you wish) was build in times of Aghlabid Dynasty around year 700. More information about that dynasty are here at Wikipedia (visit link)
The year the "Fort" was constructed or started.: 700

Name of "Country" or "Nation" that constructed this "Fort": Ifriqiya

Was this "Fort" involved in any armed conflicts?: I don't know

What was the primary purpose of this "Historic Fort"?: Used for defence of a border or land claim.

Current condition: Remaining only last tower.

This site is administered by ----: Sidi Mansour city

If admission is charged -: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Open to the public?: Open or unrestricted access.

Official or advertised web-page: Not listed

Link to web-site that best describes this "Historic Fort": Not listed

Link if this "Fort" is registered on your Countries/ State "Registry of Historical Sites or Buildi: Not listed

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