Zarzis Museum

The Museum of Zarzis, established in 2003, is located in the old church of Notre Dame de la Garde built in the early 20th century by the missionary priest Gabriel Deshay.
Collections that are exposed to the public have the history of the peninsula of Zarzis and most important ancient sites in the South-east Tunisia. Works such as the sarcophagus and the model of the site Gigthi (Bou Grara), statues and steles Zita (Zian), collections of Punic and Roman ceramics (of Chammakh, Lemsa Ras, Al Alindaya .. .) show the importance of ancient occupation in this region. Visitors can also admire the tools and instruments used by Zarzissiens in the three activities that marked their lives, from antiquity to the cultivation of olives, fishing and trade.
Indeed, the old plow (the mehreth), the tkoura, horns thimbles, measuring instruments and olive oil, the sieve (ghirbel Zirrir), oil lamps reflect the commitment of the Accara olive.
But as a peninsula, Zarzis also lived in the sea as reflected in the instruments and tools related to fishing: Pots, nets, telescopic caulker, trident, traps chickens ... The sea also provided to the Accara salt and construction materials: sea sand (gazza), stone (chakch), shell, telga ... the works on display reveal that the oil and seafood were the source of the commercial prosperity of Zarzissiens as evidenced by the furnace of Zion, the ancient port of Errssifet, the series of commercial amphorae, Arezzo dishes imported from Italy and the treasure of the emperor Gallienus (253-268 AD. AD) that visitors can see the end of the visit.


Façade du Musée

Lampe à huile

Amphores commerciales

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 December 2010 14:20