Lantern slides created in Tunisia under its French colonial occupation during the late 19th or early 20th century. Image subjects include ruined amphitheaters, gates, and mosaics. These lantern slides were intended for use in architectural pedagogy.
Architectural Lantern Slides of Tunisia
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- G. Massiot & cie
Built by the Islamic Hafsid rulers of Tunis who were one of four regional powers to emerge in the Maghrib after the collapse of the Almohad empire in 1212. Hafsid culture is a meeting of east and west: the many Spanish refugees in the region brought their artistic traditions with them and the Hasfids also maintained close ties with the Mamluks of Egypt. The palace was later enlarged by the Ottoman beys of Tunis. It stands in a park in the northern suburbs; it now houses the Archaeological Mus…
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