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Sousse Museum

Sousse Archaeological Museum
Created in 1951, the museum occupies part of the ancient Kasbah overlooking the medina of Sousse. This museum is known for its Roman mosaics that are true leaders - to work.
Kasba itself is the result of several building campaigns staggered from the XIth to the XVth century. Khalef tower dating from 859 AD, is the highest point of the city. The museum consists of several rooms and galleries.

The exhibits come from the ancient Hadrumetum and its surroundings (ELJ-Salakta em ...) and cover different periods. These are mostly steles, votive offerings and Punic pottery, mosaics, sculptures and tiles of Roman land - cooked to Byzantine times.

Tête d'Océan début du IIIes après JC.
Head of Ocean early IIIes AD.
In the museum are deposited as funerary furniture and inscriptions from the catacombs of Sousse.
Among the most prestigious parts mosaics we can cite a "Head of Medusa" from the second century which adorned the Roman Baths of tepidarium. This mosaic, decorated with shining scales, produces an optical effect which emphasizes the magnetism of the gaze of the Gorgon. A "portrait of the ocean god" of the early second century past the bottom of a basin. The mosaic of "Satyrs and Bacchantes" also from the second century, and representing love scenes of Greek inspiration. A majestic "Triumph of Bacchus" which illustrates the victory of the young god of evil forces and "Zeus robbing Ganymede" (second century).


Scène d'amphitéâtre IIIes après JC - Smirat

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 November 2014 11:25