Dive into a little known history of Tunisia: the one of its former inhabitants, the Numidians. In Ellès, in the region of Kef, they left dozens of dolmens (or megaliths) of impressive dimensions : up to 15 meters long!Ellès is a small village in western Tunisia located between the city of Kef and the archaeological site of Makthar. It is actually in the heart of a vast city of the dead. There are 71 megalithic tombs scattered over 8 hectares, some of which are well preserved. These were collective tombs that gathered the burials of many dead.
The dolmens of Elles are particularly sophisticated: they usually include a central corridor surrounded by seven mortuary chambers and areas to celebrate funeral rites. Each of the rooms was used several times.
Read more: Kef and the Tunisian West
Caves near Elles
The archaeological site of Makthar