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Lycée of Bou-Salem
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In Roman times, Bou Salem was the site of an imperial domain, the Saltus Burunitanus, an important Latin inscription was found three kilometers from the town; it shows the settlers of the imperial domain petition the emperor Commodus to complain about the corruption of the procurator of the field, farmers and violence of the soldiers.
The city was named Souk El Khemis ("Thursday market") until 1966, in relation to the weekly market held in what was an agricultural town. Located in the Medjerda valley, its main economic activity remains agriculture.
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