Ennejma Ezzahra

Ennejma Ezzahra ("Star of Zahra", sometimes spelled Nejma Ezzohara), is a palace at Sidi Bou Said, in northern Tunisia, built by Baron Rodolphe d'Erlanger (1872–1932) as his home there.[1]

It was occupied and looted by the German military during World War II.[1] Further damage was done when allied troops were billeted there later in the war.[1]

Some years after his son Leo Alfred Frédéric d'Erlanger (1898–1978)'s death, Leo's widow, Baroness Edwina d'Erlanger (née Prue; died 1994), sold it to the Tunisian government, and it is now preserved as a museum,[2] with many of its original furnishings, including paintings by the Baron, and a treasure-chest reputedly once owned by Suleiman the Magnificent.[1]

It also house the Centre des Musiques Arabes et Méditerranéennes (Centre for Arabic and Mediterranean Music), for which it acts as a regular concert venue,[3] and which has a collection of historical musical instruments and other objects.

The house is often used for filming, including the making of Justine, based on Lawrence Durrell's novel of that name.[1]

This page was last edited on 16 July 2018, at 04:06 (UTC).
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