4. Casbah of Algiers

The Casbah of Algiers was a medina, the old, walled part of a town that was known as a Phoenician trading post during the 6th century BCE.   During French occupation in 1839, many of the religious buildings were destroyed, and in later years, those that remained were used for non-Islamic purposes. In 1992, the Casbah became a UNESCO site that's being restored due to severe degeneration.

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