The mellah as a whole was interesting -- the balconies on architecture for the first time, for example. But the highlight of the district is the Jewish cemetery, which has a "museum" inside that is more like a huge yard sale or estate sale of people's things donated -- entire houses' worth, as families left the old city -- and piled inside the former synagogue. We asked at the other synagogue in the mellah for directions, and were a little daunted by the totally vacant entryway -- but someone came and greeted us, and showed us through the cemetery to the museum, and unlocked the museum for us! Even though it was only technically 15 minutes before their closing time, they invited us to look around for as long as we liked. The cemetery is beautiful in an austere way, and it's interesting to read some of the names on the tombstones. An old man at the front entrance asked my mother for a pen and refused to give it back, taking it as a tip (in addition to his actual tip).
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