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Carthage Museum

Byrsa Hill, Carthage, Tunisia
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Ranked #3 of 10 attractions in Carthage
Type: Museums, History Museums
Owner description: This museum presents artifacts from two thousand years ago, when Carthage competed with Rome for military and cultural dominance. The Romans burned... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This is a small collection of artifacts from the local ruins. They are nice but if you are used to seeing museums in Italy with Roman ruins, this may disappoint you. There is some cool things like painted ostrich eggs, coins, ceramics and mosaics. There is a charge to enter. You can hire a guide to help you understand what... More

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Wroclaw, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The museum has one floor. There are a few statues, little mosaics, some jewelry, ceramics. Coins are copies.

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Virginia
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The ruins on display are relatively small compared to what you will find in turkey, Greece or Italy, however, historically, the display you will see in the museum goes back to the Phoenician era before the Roman and Ottoman empires. A knowledgeable guide will help you appreciate more the history of the place. This is worth visiting. Next to the... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This is an extremely interesting museum with a good overview of the local history. Although relatively small, it's worth the visit if you're interested in archaeology and history, and there are some truly amazing mosaics and statues here. It's definitely worth the stopover on this touristic route.

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London, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

The best bits are in the Bardo museum in Tunis but some interesting displays of every day objects. A few beautiful glass jugs and a great statue of a Silene carried by satyres

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Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This museum is located at the main entrance site to the ruins. There was not much explanation about what the exhibits were but fortunately we had a guide who was an archaeology professor who was greatly helpful in explaining what we were seeing. If you are pressed for time you can probably skip the museum and just see the ruins... More

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

This was a good place to see some older Punic ruins of Carthage also with a number of artifacts from Punic and Roman times. Coins, mosaics, statues etc. Since it's on top of a hill the view is excellent also. Drawings of the port from Punic and Roman times with maps are also interesting. There's a part of exhibition of... More

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Dorado, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

It is clear that the Tunisians are trying to build their tourism industry. The museum houses an impressive collection of mosaic art from various eras. It was fine, but a little too much of one thing. I have attached a few pictures with other featured displays.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

not huge but certainly a must if youve any interest in archaeology the punic houses in the park are amazing as is the view over the bay to bou Kornine

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Mount Desert, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

It was a blustery day in North Africa, cooler than I expected. This museum really did have a lot to offer and the ruins were fun. How the people of the day built the things they built without the tool we have today is truely amazing.

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