Theme Week Tunisia – Kasserine

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Kasserine is the capital city of the Kasserine Governorate, in west-central Tunisia. It is situated below Jebel ech Chambi, Tunisia’s highest mountain. Its population is 110,000. By road it is 200 kilometres west of Sfax, 246 kilometres (180 mi) south-west of Tunis, 166 kilometres (141 mi) south-west of Sousse.

In classical antiquity it was a Roman colony, known as Cillium. Under Roman Emperor Vespasian (69-79) or Titus (79-81), it was elevated to the rank of municipium, and under the Severan dynasty to that of colonia (Cillilana). Archaeological evidence remains on site: mausoleums, triumphal arches, thermae, a theatre and a Christian basilica.

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Roman gravity dam in 1886 © Eugène Girardet - www.delcampe.net
No longer a residential bishopric, Cillium is today listed by the Catholic Church as a titular see. Since its nominal restoration in 1925, the Latin titular bishopric has had the following incumbents, both of the lowest (episcopal) rank: Boleslavs Sloskāns, Apostolic Administrator of Mohilev (Belarus) and Apostolic Administrator of Minsk (Belarus), and Louis Anthony DeSimone, Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Philadelphia.

In 1906, an attack by local bedouin on isolated settler farms near Kasserine, and the French civil administration offices during the Thala-Kasserine Disturbances was the first violent resistance to French authority under the protectorate.

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