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Ennejma Ezzahra

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Ennejma Ezzahra ("Star of Venus"), sometimes spelled Nejma Ezzohara, also The Palace of the Baron d'Erlanger is a historical palace at Sidi Bou Said, in northern Tunisia, built from 1912 - 1922 by Baron Rodolphe d'Erlanger (1872–1932) as his home in Tunisia.[1] It is considered to be an outstanding example of Arab-Islamic architecture in Tunisia and was built historic elements by craftsmen from Tunisia. After the independence of Tunisia in 19, it was the first museum to be opened in the country.

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Ennejma Ezzahra
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Alternative namesNejma Ezzohara
General information
Typepalace, museum
Town or citySidi Bou Said
Coordinates36.86921°N 10.34821°E / 36.86921; 10.34821
Construction started1912
Completed1922 (1922)
ClientBaron Rodolphe d'Erlanger