One of the main tourist attractions in Tunis would be The National Bardo Museum where the very essence of the Roman empire is brought to life. It is a must visit place especially for history lovers to visit. Here’s more about what you will find at The National Bardo Museum.
Standing the test of time
The construction of part of the museum dates back to the XIXth century! However, just over a century ago, another part of the museum was constructed to accommodate the increasing number of artifacts as well as the increasing number of visitors too. Ever since the museum has undergone a few refurbishments here and there to expand while keeping its gorgeous appearance and has become the most important museum in Tunis.
The National Bardo Museum holds one of the largest collections of Roman mosaics. These are truly works of art with unique portraits of significant figures back in the day and the illustrations of women, men, gods, and warriors. These priceless artefacts like the Virgil Mosaic were found in the excavation that was done in the 20th century in Carthage, Hadrumetum, Dougga, and Utica.
Some other interesting pieces of history were found in the excavation of the sites in Libyco-Punic including Carthage. Discovered here were masks with sneering faces, terracotta statues, and stele that links to Semitic epigraphy. The stele of the priest and the child are the most famous.
The museum is also home to Greek works of art. Archeologist was able to get a hold of the bust of Aphrodite made of marble which was discovered while excavating a shipwreck in Mahdia. This landmark is a short distance away from The Residence Tunis by C
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