Tunisian ksour are ancient palaces located in the southwest of Tunisia, in the Tataouine region. There are around 130 of them. These buildings are a living example of the region's cultural history and bear witness to social life and economic changes. Over time, they moved from the heights of the mountains to the plains to meet historical and economic needs. A palace is known as a warehouse made up of compartments or storage rooms used by one or more tribes. Although 300 years have passed since they were built, the desert palaces still stand firm on the Tunisian sands, a symbol of the nobility of the architecture of the south and its distinctive cultural heritage throughout history. These monuments also take their names from the families that owned them at the time. In Tataouine, for example, there's the "Al-Haddada" palace, linked to the "Al-Haddad" family.