A general view of the Abdeliya Palace (Photo: Reuters)
Tunisia's Abdeliya Palace is set to reopen following an attack by Islamic extremists with a concert by Egyptian singer Ratiba Hefni on Wednesday.
The palace, located in La Marsa to the north of Tunis, was attacked on 10 June by ultra-conservative Salafists who destroyed artwork they deemed against Islam. They also threatened to kill the artists.
The event provoked riots across the country and the imposition of a three-day curfew in a number of cities.
"One of the most controversial works on display was an installation depicting veiled women as punching bags. Another showed veiled women in a pile of stones, a comment on the stoning of adulteresses in Islam. The work that caused most anger spelt the words Sobhan Allah (Glory to God) in ants," according to a Reuters report.
Abdeliya Palace is an important cultural venue participating in the annual Arts Spring Festival and reopened its doors to visitors on 20 July.
Ratiba Hefni is a performer of traditional Arabic music.