Thursday, March 1, 2012

Ksar Lemsa

It's often pointed out as one of the most beautiful and most complete Byzantine monument in Tunisia.
Gilded walls by sunshine, crenellated towers, this fortress dominates the valley of Oued Mahrouf some 30 km north of Kairouan.
The fortress in rectangular in shape, flanked by 4 towers in every corner.
 The inner courtyard mesures 31 in width and 28 in lengh. The walls were builts by  stones collected from the antique Limisa. A crenallated parapet protects the wall walk.
The walls are arround 8m height and the corner-towers are 13m.Built in the 6th century, it's typically "castellum" built by the byzantine in the Proconsularis to fight against the insecurity.