STAR WARS RECCE SITE FOUND IN HOUMT SOUK
13 May 2022
In partnership with DMO Djerba, Galaxy Tours CEO (Davin Anderson) discovered on 13 May 2022 a “lost” Star Wars recce site on the Tunisian island of Djerba. The search to identify this site, known locally as Hanout el-Aouina, spanned more than two years.
Site: Hanout el-Aouina workshop
Location: Houmt Souk, Djerba (2 km from city center)
GPS: 33.882018, 10.855994
Description: Abandoned wool weaving workshop (18th century CE)
Potential set concepts: Mos Eisley Cantina (exterior), Tosche Station (exterior)
The recce photo that led to this discovery was taken by John Barry (production designer) during the mid-November 1975 Star Wars location scout to Tunisia. This is the first Star Wars recce site identified in Houmt Souk, the Djerban commercial center. Full information about this site will be published on galaxytours.com in the future.
Galaxy Tours: Twin Suns Expeditions now include Hanout el-Aouina as part of our exclusive Star Wars tour itineraries.