THE UNDERGROUND HOMES OF MATMATA.
THROWBACK to 1991!!! With scanned analogue pictures.The sequel of our #6_WEEKS_FAMILY_TRAVELADVENTURE_THROUGH_NORTHERN_AFRICA_IN_1991 . 📍MATMATA, TUNISIA.
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~ Almost 27 years ago -we were young and adventurous- my husband and I made a long and memorable travel through 3 Magreb countries (Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco) with our 3 children (at that time 8, 6 and 5 years old, and pregnant of the 4th one), our car and our caravan! ~ On the pictures we are visiting Matmata, a little village in the south of Tunisia, near the Sahara desert, where some of the local Berber residents are living underground, in traditional underground cave or "troglodyte" structures, to escape the heat.
The homes are created by digging a large pit in the ground. Around the perimeter of this pit artificial caves are then dug to be used as rooms, with some homes comprising multiple pits, connected by trench-like passageways.
~ It was not generally known until 1967 that there were regular settlements in this area besides wandering nomadic tribes.
~ Today, Matmata is a popular tourist attraction, and most of the population lives on tourism and folklore exhibitions in their homes.~Matmata has another claim to fame—it was one of the location for the filming of Star Wars. The home of Luke Skywalker is actually an underground hotel named Sidi Driss.
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