Bardo Museum

Bardo Museum Carthage El Jem Gabes Matmata Sbeitla Tunisian Market Tunisia 1975 Tunis 2003 Tunis 1975 Mosaics Roman Ruins

Bardo Museum

Tunis, Tunisia

 

in the former Turkish Palace

 

tribute to scholarship

is now one of the best collections of Roman/Byzantine mosaics

 

hunting scene

mosaics were laid on large floors in hunting lodges, residences or churches
(in this collection are many small blocks taken from much larger mosaics)

 

a lion

 

gaming

 

Sea Goddess

 

 Dionysos (dressed in a blue tunic),
 throwing pirates overboard and turning them into dolphins

 

ship forced to come close to land due to a storm
scene from Homer's Odyssey where
Odysseus sails past the island with the sirens, tied to the mast to avoid their
temptations.

 

a church

 

man and birds

 

more birds

 

and more birds

 

pouring oil or wine?

 

church

 

a peacock
(mosaics were used later in Arab and Ottoman times)

Photos of Bardo Museum mosaics taken in 1975

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Bardo Museum Carthage El Jem Gabes Matmata Sbeitla Tunisian Market Tunisia 1975 Tunis 2003 Tunis 1975 Mosaics Roman Ruins

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