Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Fees for the excursion are 15 TND (5 Euro) and can be purchased at the registration desk. A half day bus tour is arranged on March 21, 2018, after lunch. Authors who like to register to this excursion should reserve from now by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Places are limited.
Pick up : March 21, 2018 at 1:30pm
Duration : Approximated 5 hours.
Place : Zaghouan & Takrouna
Tour Stops :
- Zaghouan (Roman Temple Water)
Cost: 15 TND (5 Euro)
Meeting Point: Meet by 1:15 pm in Saphir Hotel; the bus will leave promptly at 1:30pm. This excursion will begin and end at the Hotel.
Zaghouan is located on a low ridge of the Dorsale Mountains, the town has a mild climate and presents a green aspect. Cold water from here was taken by aqueduct to Carthage. The town is famous for its roses, originally cultivated by Muslim refugees from Spain in the seventeenth century. The town is located around 100 km due south of Tunis and around 50 km inland (west) from the Gulf of Hammamet and has an estimated population of around 20,837 (2014). It is the capital of the Zaghouan Governorate. On the mountain south of the city is the Roman Water Temple Djebel Zaghouan (Temple des Eaux), source of an aqueduct which used to take water to the city of Carthage over 100 km away.
Takrouna is a small berber village in the Sahel region of Tunisia. Few people know it, yet it is one of the oldest villages in Tunisia. It stands on a large rock fossil dating back over 2000 years, at approximately 200 metres above sea level, overlooking the Gulf of Hammamet, Hergla and Sousse to the east, Djebel Zaghouan to the north, and the Kairouan plain to the south.
What to wear and bring along: It is strongly recommended that participants wear cool, comfortable clothing and walking shoes. Participants may also want to bring along a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, and/or an umbrella in case of rain.
REMINDER: DON’T FORGET TO BRING YOUR CAMERA
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