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Address: Byrsa Hill, Carthage, Tunisia
Phone Number: 1/34 10 77
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This museum presents artifacts from two thousand years ago, when Carthage...

This museum presents artifacts from two thousand years ago, when Carthage competed with Rome for military and cultural dominance. The Romans burned and pillaged the Phoenician city in 146 BC.

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Roman Ruins

Well worth a visit, it will surprise you exactly how big this building was, unfortunately all that is left is the underground heating system - it's also adjacent to their... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 19, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There's some pretty cool mosaics here, but if you're mosaic-ed out, I'd recommend skipping...BUT. Do go to the grounds--from the outside of the museum you get AMAZING views of the city! Also, the parking lot is full of souvenir vendors. If you're looking for Carthage souvenirs, this is your bet.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's about 1500 sq foot museum it's got some artefacts but I didn't find the information supplied helpful at all, I would like to read more about what we were watching, but no one there again to help or ask, a lot more information required

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

Well worth a visit, it will surprise you exactly how big this building was, unfortunately all that is left is the underground heating system - it's also adjacent to their presidential palace so the grounds are patrolled by soldiers

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Torun, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

While living for a few months I was exploring the area of the Great Tunis. Carthage is one of the closest attractions. The Carthage Museum is one of three major places that are worth visiting here. I have spent there a few hours rambling through ruins of Roman buildings, antic statues, and many other great things. Going through this place... More 

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Thank MLMaj
Christiana, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Fantastic history at Byrsa Hill, Carthage .Awesome view overlooking Tunis. Amazing monuments and ruins.If you love history this is a definite must!!

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

If visiting Tunis and Carthage to explore, see and experience the great past of Tunisian ancient history, you must include the Carthage Museum. Make yourself prepared by bring a guidebook as the information in english is sparse. E.g. on the first floor of the museum building itself, only a very few tables offered an english explanation. Outside you were left... More 

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Westborough, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Worth going to see. Lots of great artifacts and the view is spectacular. You can take as long as you'd like to really see everything. There is also a cathedral attached that you can visit.

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Thank Heidi S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

If you go to Carthage you should pop in here for a look as it is right on the site. It is small with not a lot in it but it is interesting with most items explained in English (Arabic and French too).

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Both the Museum and the grounds have limited about of "treasures".... pleasant enough but quite basic in content and information. Worth a quick visit if you are there, but don't designate a huge amount of time. Nice clean washrooms, and they are free

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Thank John L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Amazing tour of this site. Passion of our Thomas cook tour guide would be hard to beat. To be able to walk around this wonderful place in history is awe inspiring.

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