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The quiet Nabeul coastal town lies 18km north of Hammamet is the administrative capital of Cap Bon peninsular. Formerly a Phonecian settlement it was destroyed by the Romans in 146 BC. A century after, Julius Caesar authorized the creation of a new town on the site, named Colonia Julia Neapolis or "New City". The town was rebuilt, granted autonomy by Caesar Augustus and subsequently flourished before virtually disappearing toward the end of the sixth century. Subsequently the power changed hand to the Arabs during Islamic conquest of North Africa in the 8th century and the town was renamed Nabeul, an Arabised form of the original Roman word.

Nabeul is widely known as the capital of pottery and ceramics manufacturing in Tunisia since the ancient times, in fact it was already a center of pottery craftsmanship during Phonecian's era. Today even the butcher shops are decorated with multi colored tiles. A hugely over sized colorful glazed jar rises in the city center of the city's main traffic circle making it clear that Nabeul is all about pottery. Walk the streets and you will think you have stumbled into an outlet mall devoted to pottery and ceramics.
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Picture of burning sky over Nabeul town centre at sunset, silhouetting the minaret of Karma Mosque.
Additional equipment used: Cokin Gradual Neutral Grey G2 P121M ND4

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  • Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3688 W: 143 N: 8325] (36276)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2010-11-28
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/22, 1/60 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2011-02-25 7:39
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