Matmata - Tunisia

Matmâta (also spelled Matamata) is a small village in southern Tunisia. Some of the local Berber residents live in traditional underground 'troglodyte' structures.The structures typical for the village are created by digging a large pit in the ground. Around the perimeter of this pit artificial caves are then dug to be used as rooms, with some homes comprised of multiple pits, connected by trench-like passageways. This type of home was made famous by serving as the location of the Lars Homestead, home to Luke Skywalker, his Aunt Beru Lars and Uncle Owen Lars for the Star Wars movies. The Lar

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Date: 2008-02-05 16:33:37

To get a warmer feeling in this after Christmas and New Year’s period, I would like you to get a view of this amazing location in Tunisia - 40km (25mi) away from the town of Gabes.

Date: 2008-02-05 16:33:37

Not happy with boating at the lake this year? "How about the underground dwellings that were Luke Skywalker's Tatooine home in Star Wars. They're in the burg of Matmata, Tunisia. What else is there to do? Day-trip over to the nearby town of Gabes, which — despite what you may have heard — is not a wretched hive of scum and villainy." or...


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Village in Tunisia with about 5,000 inhabitants.
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