Bir Barouta

Historic Site in Kairouan

Here a blinkered camel walks in a circle, drawing water from a 17th-century holy well that legend says is connected to the Zamzam spring in Mecca. It's stagey, and keeping an animal in such close and dark quarters will be considered cruel by some visitors, but the well forms a large part of the city's foundation story and is also an important spiritual ritual for many.

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