Chenini (Arabic: شنيني‎) is a ruined Berber village in the Tataouine district in southern Tunisia. Positioned on a hilltop close to a modern day village of the exact same identify, Chenini was a fortified granary, or ksar (plural ksour.) Like other ksour established by North African Berber communities, Chenini was built on a hilltop – in this occasion, amongst two hilltop ridges – to assistance defend it from raiding get-togethers. The oldest constructions on the hillside day back again to the 12th century some of the properties are still applied to retail store grain for the villagers residing in the valley below. Chenini is a normal stop on southern Tunisia’s ksar trail, alongside with the villages of Douiret, Ksar Ouled Soltane and Ksar Hadada.

Chenini and the bordering Tataouine district are also involved with the Star Wars movie collection. Numerous scenes for the videos were filmed in the spot a person of the moons of the household earth of Luke Skywalker was named Chenini.

Posted by Elisabeth Gaj on 2010-ten-fourteen 21:42:fifty two

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