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The mountain oases of Tamerza, Mides and Chebika are approximately one hour's drive from Tozeur.

Tamerza is an ancient town dating to the fith century - serene and elegant - Berber ruins in umber, accented by a white mosque.

The old part of the town was abandoned in 1969 after 22 days of non-stop rain destroyed the mud brick dwellings and the inhabitants moved to a hastily constructed new town.

There is now just a small population well outnumbered by the date palms of the oasis. However it remains beatiful tourist attraction and is one of the most photographed place in Tunisia.

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Additional Photos by Patryk Moriak (patriik) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 89 W: 10 N: 360] (1935)
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