not just ruins

by Feri March. 14, 2008 2475 views

The ruins of the late Roman settlement Tuburbor maius (Tunisia) represents the first attempts for globalization.

Being fully confident on the superiority of the Empire upon all the “barbarians”, Roman invaders established, or tried to establish their own way of style and culture all around the known world.

Ironically, a few hundred years later new peoples settled in North Africa and happily utilized the carved stones for their purposes.

For example, to the Great Mosque of a new religion in Kairouan, which later became one of the holiest places in the islamic world.

Yes, you understand well what I mean.

The Great Mosque of Kairouan.
(note the various Roman columns)

Czech colleagues looking who lives underneath the ruins?

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Mintra 12 years, 8 months ago

Nice set.

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Jessica 12 years, 8 months ago

I do. Beautiful set.
I love the first shot - it's evocative of an old connection, of tradition, and history.
Very well done.

12 years, 8 months ago Edited