Ali ben Ghedhahem's seal
La Manouba, Tunis, Tunisia
Institut Supérieur d’Histoire Contemporaine de la Tunisie
This seal, dating to 1864, belonged to 'Ali ben Ghedhahem, an educated man and the son of a qadi from the Kasserine region. He was one of the biggest figures in an insurrection triggered by the issuing of a decree to double taxes in Mejba, April 1864. The revolt started in the west, but quickly spread to the whole regency, with the exception of just a few coastal towns. However, it was soon qashed, and the violent suppression the people were subjected was not forgotten until the mid-20th century. The legendary hero 'Ali ben Ghedhahem was arrested and convicted.
Saloua Khadhar Zangar "Ali ben Ghedhahem's seal" in "Sharing History", Museum With No Frontiers, 2022. https://sharinghistory.museumwnf.org/database_item.php?id=object;awe;tn;58;en
Prepared by: Saloua Khadhar Zangar
Translation by: Flaminia Baldwin
MWNF Working Number: TN 058