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Address: Byrsa Hill, Carthage, Tunisia
Phone Number: 1/34 10 77
Description: 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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Small, decent museum

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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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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Vancouver, Canada
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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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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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Mahopac, New York
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8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The museum has a small collection of Punic and Roman era artifacts and one large mosaic as well as outdoor ruins. Next door is a huge Roman Catholic church that was seized by the government and is locked shut.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Very enjoyable experience substantially enhanced by the guide without whom we would have been confused at times -the layout is not easy to understand in parts.

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Pamplin, Virginia
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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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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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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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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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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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