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Carthage Museum

Address: Byrsa Hill, Carthage, Tunisia
Phone Number: 1/34 10 77
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Ranked #4 of 11 Attractions in Carthage
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: This museum presents artifacts from two thousand years ago, when Carthage competed with Rome for...
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Type: History Museums, 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 and pillaged the Phoenician city in 146 BC.
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Pamplin, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The museum was ok...the grounds were blocked off to really get a close look at the ruins. Great views and overall a nice visit. You get to see many other sites with the price of this ticket.

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Bray on Thames, United Kingdom
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153 reviews 153 reviews
11 attraction reviews
237 helpful votes 237 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

In many nations this site would be better protected and more information available to tourists. This was haphazard....interesting but given the historical significance could have been much better.

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Tempe, Arizona
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45 reviews 45 reviews
6 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The museum is a little confusing for English speakers. While many exhibits have English translation (along with Arabic and French), they are dated and most don't include date(s) of artifact. Also many are replicas and/or reconstruction, but not necessarily identified as such. It's a nice little museum of an important area, and time, but needs a little love.

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6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I've always wanted to come to an ancient historical site like this. Being here was like a dream come true and I can spend hours in this place. I would recommend having a guide to bring you around and explain to you in detail about the history of Tunisia and the story behind the ancient ruins. But just make sure... More 

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Al Qahirah, Egypt
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115 reviews 115 reviews
56 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The museum is a must see, shows really interesting items and the displays are well explained. However, I agree with a few that the displays are showing too much information in one place as the so many items are gathered in one place, so you can miss a few.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The history represented is fantastic, but some displays are just "lumped" together without much care.

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Yellowknife, NWT
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152 reviews 152 reviews
62 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We visited this museum as part of our visit to Carthage. The museum has a number of interesting exhibits and artifacts. As noted by others, this museum pales in comparison to the Bardo. Admission is included in the admission to the ruins.

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Denver, Colorado
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3 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I have dreamed of coming to Carthage my entire life. The works hear are amazing and worth the visit. Also make sure you go down to the port and see where the old military ships were.

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

A great tour made better by a great tour guide. Beautiful pictures and a great array of artefacts to view and take pictures of, only 1 dinar per camera which is truly well worth it. But be careful not to walk to far up the hill towards the palace as armed police/ army stop you at gun point, ask my... More 

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New York City, New York
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267 reviews 267 reviews
153 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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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