In the western part of the city Sousse Catacombs are situated. They have been found long ago, in 1888. According to scientists, a complex of caves was built no later than the 4th century and served as the pagan necropolis. According to rough estimates, there are not less than 15,000 tombs in the dungeon. During excavation archaeologists have found of a number of unique artifacts in catacombs. After fortification works in the dungeon, the part of catacombs was made available to the public.
Another unusual attraction is the underground cisterns of La Soffra, a monument of the Roman Empire. Their volume is about three thousand cubic meters, which makes the old structure even more unique. Nearby is a miniature Mosquee Bou Ftata occupying area of only 8 square meters. It is believed that this mosque and the Grande Mosque were built by the same architect.
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