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Chenini is an old Berber village on the South Tunisia desert. It is almost deserted now, but not completely. Many, if not all the houses are half troglodyte (some or all of the rooms are actually caves excavated in the soil), so they are naturally acclimatised to resist the harsh climate, very hot in the Summer (more than 40 deg. Celsius) and cold in Winter (less than 10 deg. C.).

It's amazing how people manage to live from agriculture in these desertic region, where even the desert palm trees dry completely if they aren't cared. We were told that they only do agriculture when there is rain and that doesn't happen every year.

I posted a WS showing one of the so called 'oasis' (agricultural) fields of the village, so you can have an idea of the kind of land from which these people manage to extract their food.

I have a more recent large panorama with a broader view shot from the same pov.

Weblinks to more info: Wikipedia, Lexicorient.

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