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Bardo National Museum

Listed under National History Museums in Tunis, Tunisia.

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The setting for the museum is a 13th Century Hafsid palace - its vaulted ceilings and cupolas adding to the ambience created by the weight of history demonstrated by the collection: everything from Roman mosaics to Christian and Islamic religious artefacts. The collection is grouped in stages of history, from Prehistoric through Punic and Carthaginian, to Roman, Christian and Islamic – which covers around 40,000 years worth of artefacts.

The Punic statues, urns and terra cotta funerary masks, and ornate fabrics and jewellery of the Islamic period are less popular than the rooms of Roman mosaics, which boast of being some of the best in the world. And there are hundreds of them, so despite the difficulty in quantifying something like that it could be true. They’re displayed on the walls and floors, carefully moved from ancient sites all over Tunisia, and depicting all the Roman favourites, deities, great artists and poets, friezes from the stories of Virgil, and scenes from everyday life.

It would be a good idea to see this museum before visiting Tunisia’s historic sites, as many of their treasures are held here.

Written by  World Reviewer Staff.

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