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1. In the suuq

2. Zitouna - the Great mosque

3. Café M'Rabet

4. Bab el Bahr

5. Government quarters

6. Halfaouine

7. Bab Souika

8. Place Halfaouine

9. Bab el Khadra

10. Doors

11. Colonial houses

12. Cathedral

13. Modern town

14. At night

15. Bardo museum


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Bardo museum
Tunis, Tunisia

The Bardo museum is situated in the old palace of the bey, in what was the countryside before, and offers both itself and and the exhibits to be admired. The tour around the museum is a a tour through Tunisian history, though dominated by Punic, Roman and Christian periods.
The best exhibits of more recent times, are the remains of the palace itself, even if this of course do not give a fair representation of general life styles of its time. The collection of Roman mosaics in the Bardo museum is considered to be one of the best in the world.

Tunis, Tunisia

Royal bed.

Tunis, Tunisia

Mosaic of the Latin poet, Vergil.

On the ground floor, you will find statues from Punic times, church mosaics, mosaics from Bulla Regia and Thuburbo Majus.
On the first floor, there are more Roman mosaics and statues from Carthage, Dougga, El Jem, Sousse, near Mahdia and once again Thubrubo Majus.
On the second floor there are some great collections of mosaics from Le Kef and Acholla (north of Sfax). There are also 2 fresco rooms on this floor.
Tunis, Tunisia

Tunis, Tunisia

A drunken Hercules.

By Tore Kjeilen