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The migrating town
Houn never seems to rest, it has changed its location 4 times through its recorded history. The last Houn, which is up to 150 years old, is the one in best condition. The Houn before this, up to 500 years old, has visibile ruins, but good imagination is needed in order to comprehend how life once was,- none of its mud-brick houses are still standing. The original town, called Miskan is now mostly covered with sand, but there are ongoing excavations. The new Houn is located 4 km to the south-east of Miskan.
There is a local festival in Houn, every year the 15. of Ramadan, where cookies are baked and eaten in the night.