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Lamta Museum

This museum, inaugurated in November 1992, is located at the northern limit of Lemta West, and North East edge of the ancient site Lepti Minus, on the edge of sea and is comprised of the museum building itself, and a garden that surrounds it. The latter includes the remains of a Roman bath complex whose boundaries exceed the actual closing of the museum. Among the remains of these baths, partially excavated, there is a caldarium (hot room) which can be seen pilas a hypocaust and a mosaic of other rooms and galleries of the building represent geometric and plant motifs. Also in this area, landscaped promenade area, we can also see sculptures.

Entrée du Musée de Lemta

The museum consists of a portico on the front and three rooms that open onto a courtyard occupied by a garden and surrounded by a portico. The right room is devoted to the past Punic Lepti Minus. It draws its information and collections of Punic necropolis that surrounded the site. Among the exhibits there is a wooden sarcophagus of the third century BC -C., Patterned pottery, ceramics and plain black glaze.


Sarcophage d'époque chrétienne (IVesiècle après J.-C )

Left the room, devoted to Roman times, this funerary inscriptions and an honorary statue of Trajan, of which a mosaic representing the Seasons and the other Anadyomene Venus surrounded by Cupids, a Christian sarcophagus of which are surrounded by the christ the apostles Paul and Peter, and the deceased. The third room opened in May 1994 in cooperation with the University of Michigan, presents different aspects of archeology, the importance of Roman amphorae in trade, manufacture, hydraulic systems, the operation of heating baths, tubes arches, stucco marbles, the necropolis and Roman mosaics from a Christian burial underground basilica (area Lepti Minus).



La toilette de Vénus (IIe siècle après J.-C.)
The portico of this house of Roman mosaics Uzitta representing Cupids and a volatile, votive stelae, amphorae and Christian mosaics.

Mosaïque d'époque chrétienne IVe siècle après J.-C.)

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 December 2010 14:31