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Chenini (Arabic: شنيني‎) is a ruined Berber village in the Tataouine district in southern Tunisia. Found on a hilltop in the vicinity of a modern-day village of the exact name, Chenini was a fortified granary, or ksar (plural ksour.) Like other ksour developed by North African Berber communities, Chenini was constructed on a hilltop – in this instance, between two hilltop ridges – to assistance secure it from raiding functions. The oldest buildings on the hillside date again to the twelfth century some of the properties are still utilised to keep grain for the villagers living in the valley beneath. Chenini is a common 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 affiliated with the Star Wars film sequence. Numerous scenes for the flicks have been filmed in the area a person of the moons of the household earth of Luke Skywalker was named Chenini.

Posted by Elisabeth Gaj on 2010-10-07 15:08:forty six

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