Borj al Kabir
Mahdia, Tunisia
This Ottoman fort, constructed in the late sixteenth century, was built on a the site of a formal Fatimid palace. 

It is a quadrangular fortress with built up bastions at the northwest and southeast corners, originally accessed by a single portal.  From the entrance a vaulted passage leads to a courtyard surrounded by rooms, also vaulted. An oratory at the southeast corder predates the rest of the structure. 

A second entrance was added in the 19th c. when the structure was converted to a prison. 
Location
Mahdia, Tunisia
Images & Videos
Events
Late 16th c./late 10th c. AH
Style Periods
1299-1922
Variant Names
Borj al Kabir
Fortress Borj El Kebir
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Fort Ottoman Borj El Kebir
Alternate
Fort Ottoman
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The Great Fort
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Building Usages
fortifications
military
Materials/Techniques
brick
Keywords
fortifications
fortresses