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Ksar Ouled Soltane 15th Century Granary In Tunisia

This 15th century granary was used during the summer of 1998 as a setting for the filming of Star Wars: Episode-I, The Phantom Menace. It was used as futuristic slave quarters where the Anakin Skywalker lived as a boy. 

Ksar Ouled Soltane is found around 20 kilometers south of the city of Tataouine, in southern Tunisia. This is an alluring and splendidly safeguarded strengthened silo well worked by the Berbers in the fifteenth Century. This is worked with adobe the ksar is spread out more than two patios, every one of which has a border of multi-story vaulted storehouse basements called ghorfas. In those raucous Middle Ages, storage facilities were regularly invigorated to stop assaults on a town’s nourishment supply.

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For example, different storehouses made by North African Berber people group, Ksar Ouled Soltane is situated on a peak, to help shield it from attacking gatherings. Ksar Ouled Soltane was initially worked in the fifteenth century and had several ghorfas for capacity of grains. Later in the nineteenth century, the ksar was stretched out into a moment yard, and the quantity of ghorfas expanded to around 400.

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The two patios are associated by a section made of palm wood. The ghorfas rise four stories high and open by soak outer stairs that scope up one by one to the single entryways. Each ghorfas was relegated to and utilized by a solitary family. For five centuries the roaming clans utilized them to store grain and olives. This 15th century granary was used during the summer of 1998 as a setting for the filming of Star Wars: Episode-I, The Phantom Menace. It was used as futuristic slave quarters where the Anakin Skywalker lived as a boy.

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Photo Credit ( Panegyrics of Granovetter ) Creative Commons/Flickr
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Photo Credit ( Panegyrics of Granovetter ) Creative Commons/Flickr

On Friday evenings the patio worked as meeting places for the group, the larger part of whom spent the greater part of their year in the fields with their goats, sheep and camels. Ksar Ouled Soltane showed up in the Star Wars motion pictures as slave quarters where Anakin and his mom lived in the Phantom Menace. The Ksar was repaired in 1997 and reestablished to its unique state, in spite of the fact that with concrete as opposed to the first materials of mud and block. It is presently a well known traveler goal.

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