The reddish stone camel appeared several years ago in front of the entrance to the historic center of the Tunisian city of Sousse. For locals whose ancestors noded in the desert, camel – the most important animal. First of all it is of course transport. In addition, the diet of Tunisians necessarily present camels meat and milk. Leather and wool go on making clothes. No wonder camel "Portraits" In Tunisia, there are literally at every step: on billboards, on shopping bags, on the walls of houses, on clothes and carpets.
Stone Camel in Sousse "predge" Relax between the ancient city gates and a modern supermarket – on the busy place. Near always people. Fit, sit on a warm stone back, covered with a stone saddle. Kids play around constantly. Sculpture has become one of the symbols of the city, a noticeable tourist attraction.
Sousse was founded back in the XI century to the new era as the Phoenician Colony, later the Romans were commissioned here, then the Byzantines, and in the VIII-IX centuries, the new era came here Arabs, fully rebuilding the city and the central species attached it today. A fortress with powerful walls and a thirty-meter pediatric tower, a few mosques and a traditional oriental bazaar remained in the Sousse. And at all times the history of the city of the camel remained a reliable support of his inhabitants. Today, when SUSS has become one of the most fashionable resorts of Tunisia, the local camels have mastered the new "Professions". In bright outfits – with patterned saddles and painted carpets on the backs – they ride tourists and often become fashion models. And to play next to live-or at least a stone – camel seek every guest.