"Museum - House of La Procession Dionysiaque" Archaeological Museum Tip by Willettsworld

Archaeological Museum, El Jem: 13 reviews and 51 photos

 
 

This house was excavated in the early 1960's but no remains of it could be preserved. It is known as the House of La Procession Dionysiaque in reference to its most characteristic mosaic representing the myth of Dionysus, the god of wine. It belongs to the category of opulent residences built in the outskirts of the ancient city where nothing could block their expansion. For that reason those houses were particularly vast (between 1120 sq metres and 3000 sq metres or more) and offered a sumptuous convivial space with porticals, garden and immense ceremonial rooms. They also had private apartments reserved for family life. Their decoration was splendid thanks to their exceptionally beautiful mosaics, their murals and the various marble ornaments.

Directions: Outside the town on the road to Sfax
Website: http://www.patrimoinedetunisie.com.tn

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  • Written Mar 5, 2008
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