Fodor's Expert Review The Bardo Museum

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The Bardo Museum, a former palace complex built in the 15th century, is now the foremost museum of antiquities in the country. It offers an archaeological journey through Tunisian history, with excellent collections from each main era from the prehistoric to the Islamic, but is most renowned for its collection of exceptional Phoenician and Roman era artifacts. The best archaeological remains from Carthage and other Phoenician settlements are on display here, with fine monumental statuary and exceptional funerary stelae and masks. But a magnificent collection of Roman mosaics is the pride of the museum. Excavated from sites across the country, they display an amazing level of detail. The Sousse Room has "The Triumph of Neptune," one the largest ancient mosaics in existence, while the El Jem room has a flowing "Nine Muses."

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Rue Mongi Slim
Tunis, Tunis  2000, Tunisia

216-71–513–650

www.bardomuseum.tn/

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