The National Museum of Carthage

Created in 1875 with collections made in the site, developed in 1881 with the excavation of the White Fathers and renovated in 1966, the Carthage Museum stands on the hill of Byrsa which occupies the summit with ex-primatial cathedral.

It contains most of the most valuable archaeological evidence discovered at Carthage mosaics, architectural fragments, inscriptions, statues, steles, terra-cotta figurines, ceramics, lamps, tiles figured, objects of precious metals, iron, bronze , lead, precious stones for jewelery, bone and ivory.

The museum now occupies the entire premises of the former seminary of the White Fathers. It is surrounded by lawns and wooded and contains the remains of monuments excavated from the forum. On the southern slopes of the hill lies a residential quarter Punic clear in recent decades.

The museum is home to the center of all activities of research, preservation and administration of the site of Carthage.
His role with the public is essential for communication and awareness of the value and importance of Carthaginians Heritage: It is the starting point of any initiation site and its history.


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Last Updated on Thursday, 16 December 2010 14:59