Hergla with harbour
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Very impressive was the mosque "Sidi Bou Mendil", which dominated the town. Nearby, was the cemetery of Hergla with historic graves. It is a small religious center organized around the tomb of Sidi Bou Mendel which is, according to the local tradition, a saint man from Morocco who would have settled in the region of return of a pilgrimage to Mecca in the 13th century ; the main mosque of the city bears his name.
Since 2005, the African Mediterranean Cultural Association has been organizing the Hergla Film Meetings each summer. Evenings of film screenings and music concerts are given in an oil mill and training workshops, debates and exhibitions are held at the House of Culture of Hergla. Internationally renowned artists participated, such as Sotigui Kouyate, Mohammed Bakri, Nouri Bouzid, Wasis Diop and Afel Bocoum.
- Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography
- Bulletin de géographie historique et descriptive, vol. IV, éd. Ernest Leroux, (Paris, 1890), p. 58
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