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Matmâta or Metmata is a small Berber speaking town in southern Tunisia. Some of the local Berber residents live in traditional underground "troglodyte" structures.
The structures typical for the village 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. This type of home was made famous by serving as the location of the Lars Homestead, home to Luke Skywalker, his Aunt Beru Lars and Uncle Owen Lars for the Star Wars movies.

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  • Copyright: Miguel Ferreira (miguelaferr) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 11 W: 0 N: 30] (191)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2008-08-03
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2009-12-08 2:42
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