Masjid al-Ruqood al-Sebaa

Masjid of the Seven Sleepers - Mosque of Seven Sleepers


Useful Information

Location: Chenini, Southern Tunisia (32.911823, 10.263789)
Open: All year daily.
[2020]
Fee: free.
[2020]
Classification: SubterraneaCave Tomb
Light: electric.
Dimension:
Guided tours: self guided
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
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History


Description

The Masjid al-Ruqood al-Sebaa (Mosque of Seven Sleepers) in Chenini in Southern Tunisia is the where the sleepers are allegedly buried. There are several uncommonly large tombs, about four meters long. A local belief explains the four meter long tombs: during their long sleep they did not stop growing, so when they woke up they had become giants.