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Address: Byrsa Hill, Carthage, Tunisia
Phone Number: 1/34 10 77
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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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Carthage and Sidi Bou Said Half-Day Guided Tour from Tunis
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Roman Ruins

Well worth a visit, it will surprise you exactly how big this building was, unfortunately all that is left is the underground heating system - it's also adjacent to their... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 19, 2015
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful place to visit. You can get a card for all five historic sites in carthage for only ten dinar. There are plenty of clean toilets. A nice little souvenir shop abd basic cafe. Little market stalls outside entrance. Fabulous views over tunis. From sousse you can get the louage for ten dinar each way it takes... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

On self guided tour of ruins and area. Read in tour book that it was worth a peek. It is. Cost is 10dinar and the area is well signed. Guides are available for donation. Good display of various artifacts of different cultures that occupied area.

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Tunisia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2016

I have visited this Museum many times and you can find all Tunisian history in there. You should give it a try.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2016

Included in many tours, or accessible by taxi from Tunis, this is a place I would recommend to anyone interested in ancient ruins. I have visited this site on 3 occasions and I would go again. Wonderful views over the gulf of Tunis, fabulous displays. There are other sites connected to this area - the baths and more.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2016

There's some pretty cool mosaics here, but if you're mosaic-ed out, I'd recommend skipping...BUT. Do go to the grounds--from the outside of the museum you get AMAZING views of the city! Also, the parking lot is full of souvenir vendors. If you're looking for Carthage souvenirs, this is your bet.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2016 via mobile

It's about 1500 sq foot museum it's got some artefacts but I didn't find the information supplied helpful at all, I would like to read more about what we were watching, but no one there again to help or ask, a lot more information required

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

Well worth a visit, it will surprise you exactly how big this building was, unfortunately all that is left is the underground heating system - it's also adjacent to their presidential palace so the grounds are patrolled by soldiers

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Torun, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2015

While living for a few months I was exploring the area of the Great Tunis. Carthage is one of the closest attractions. The Carthage Museum is one of three major places that are worth visiting here. I have spent there a few hours rambling through ruins of Roman buildings, antic statues, and many other great things. Going through this place... More 

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Christiana, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2015

Fantastic history at Byrsa Hill, Carthage .Awesome view overlooking Tunis. Amazing monuments and ruins.If you love history this is a definite must!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2015

If visiting Tunis and Carthage to explore, see and experience the great past of Tunisian ancient history, you must include the Carthage Museum. Make yourself prepared by bring a guidebook as the information in english is sparse. E.g. on the first floor of the museum building itself, only a very few tables offered an english explanation. Outside you were left... More 

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