A Marabout, Tunisia. A marabout is a tomb of a venerated saint, and such places have become holy centers and places of pious reflection. The roots of this tradition can be traced back to ancient times when the Berbers believed in the polytheistic religions. Herodotus mentioned the tradition too, when he has spoke of the Nasamones bringing animal sacrifices to the tombs of holy men.
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Creation Date: 23rd February 2010
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