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“Worth the time for a visit” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Carthage Museum

Carthage Museum
Byrsa Hill, Carthage, Tunisia
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Ranked #4 of 11 Attractions in Carthage
Type: History Museums, Museums
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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.
Toulouse, France
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
“Worth the time for a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2011

There are parts of the museum under repair and the exhibits are a bit tired but nonetheless its history! Names and places we learned of in school. Great to visit

Visited December 2011
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Sydney, Australia
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“Unfortunately under construction”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2010

When we went to Carthage Museum, the top floor was being rearranged, so the displays weren't complete or set up well.
The explanations on the bottom floor were in Arabic, French and English, which was great, but the top floor only had Arabic and French.
There were some great pieces, but overall it wasn't amazing.

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Sydney, Australia
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“Plenty of exhibits and Mosaics”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2010

If the Bardo is still under renovation, you will see a lot more at the Carthage Museum a bit out of town (about 20 minutes or so on train).
Most of the exhibits have French and or English explanations and you can also walk around the ruins. There is also a large mosaic collection. The cost is 9 dinar and 1 dinar for camera. Beware of the coffee shop though where we were charged 4 dinar for a coffee and small water each!
Suggest bring a French/English dictionary to assist.
We hired a guide for 15 dinar and she was most informative, met her as we entered.

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London, United Kingdom
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“Poor museum 1950s style”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2010

It is a pity how much more this museum could make out of the fascinating site of ancient Carthage, the city's long, proud & at times violend history both in Punic & Roman times.
Instead, this museum is a collection of few (!) old shards, mosics and statues with little descriptions and a poor arrangement that is in urgent need of a full makeover!

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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““Carthage should be destroyed“”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2010

We have bought the permit to Tunis three days before flying away, but I have already known that I want to visit.
The well-known phrase: “Carthage should be destroyed“ has defined one of places for visiting (main thing). Time for gathering is not enough, but I have familiarized with history of Karfogen,
that has considerably strengthened impression of the seen. So, I would tell you some facts and legends.
Carthage has been built in 814 year BC, 60 years before the basis of Rome. Phoenician tsarina Elissa has been compelled to leave a native city the Shooting gallery after death of the father - of the governor (to the power brother Pigmalion) has come. Having arrived to Numidia, she has redeemed at the local tsar a ground on a hill, named (with Phoenician – the wolf skin ) The Tsar of Berbers has agreed to sell Byrsa for big money the earth which will be covered with the sheep skin. Tsarina Elissa has cut a skin on thin ropes, has connected them and has covered the whole hill. On him Carthage has started to arise. Further fascinating history long about 700 years about formation, prosperity and destruction Carthage. Excursion was very pleasant to me (a museum on Byrsa's hill, the Carthage amphitheatre, Antonina's terms).

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