"El Jem - Archeological Museum" Tunisia Things to Do Tip by Willettsworld

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Outside the town centre on the road to Sfax, is this Archeological Museum which exhibits a large collection of mosaics, oil lamps, terracotta bowls and plates and marble statues. Among the mosaics are two lions tearing a wild boar to pieces and a tiger attacking two wild asses (both second century). In the grounds behind the museum building are the excavations of a few Roman Villas plus the reconstructed House of Africa which gives a good three dimensional idea of what a plush Roman Villa would have looked like based on floor mosaics, some of which still remain.

Open: 8.30am-12pm & 2-5.30pm. Closed Mondays. Admission is included in the Colosseum ticket.

Directions: From the Colosseum, follow the sign near the southern entrance. Walk down this road till you get to a main road and cross straight over. The museum will be on your right.

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  • Written Aug 31, 2008
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