The cultural agency of the United Nations already lists eight world heritage sites in Tunisia. The list includes the old cities of Tunis and Sousse and the city of Carthage, once the capital of the Mediterranean-wide Phoenician empire.
Tunisia had previously requested to seek UNESCO World Heritage status for the island of Djerba, home of Africa‘s oldest synagogue and an annual Jewish pilgrimage.
We’re providing you with the video trailer of the application. No specific time frame for the application has been given from Tunisian authorities though.
By adding Djerba to the World Heritage list, Tunisia would like to highlight the rich cultural and religious heritage uniqueness of the island, which is home to centuries-old mosques, churches and synagogues.