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Feb 22, 2012 - Matmata

Wiki Info Matmata Update on Star wars site in desert - 7/21/13: Visit News BBC Star Wars Site 2-22-12 To Tozeur via Gabes ... 9am to 11 o??. Here in Berber country as in many places throughout the world where old/ancient civilizations are dying or collapsing the youth are many times serving as guides for tourists anxious to see these people before they disappear- What is most interesting is that the specialization (IT, world market, etc) that is making many of the places less attractive to the young exposed via media to urban consumption,...

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Mar 18, 2010 - Matmata (Monty Python)

@@@@@@@ KAPOORS ON THE ROAD It’s amazing that a village with a population of only 1000 souls holds such a prominent place in Tunisia’s tourist industry. Thanks to Star Wars for putting it on the map. The Berbers, in long ago times, took advantage of the weathered landscape and dug into the soft layers of sedimentary rock to create homes below ground, instead of above. It reminded us a little of Cappadocia in Turkey, where the ancients lived below ground as well. The wonderful things about the troglodyte homes of Matmata was that the Berber...

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