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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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Tempe, Arizona
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45 reviews 45 reviews
6 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
37 helpful votes 37 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
60 helpful votes 60 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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130 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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Wroclaw, Poland
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170 reviews 170 reviews
150 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
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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33 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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