The Bardo National Museum, founded in Tunis in 1888, has the largest collection of Roman mosaics in the world. Another fine collection is located at the Musée Archéologique de Sousse, which contains pieces dating from the 6th century BC to the 6th century AD from both Islamic and Punic/Roman cultures. The Raqqada Museum (Musée Islamique de Raqqada) has the country's largest collection of Islamic art. This collection includes manuscripts of the Koran from the Great Mosque of Kairouan.
Museums in Tunisia
The National Museum of Carthage contains treasures such as marble sarcophagi and models of Punic Carthage and Tophet built on its ruins. The Ribat of Monastir is a religious and military monument built between the end of the 8th century and the 10th century and is one of the largest military constructions of Islamic Tunisia.
The National Institute of Archaeology is located in Tunis, as is the Center of Living Arts. In addition, the Museum of Traditional Arts and Customs shows some of the rites of passage between the important stages in a lifetime - birth, the education of children, circumcision, engagement and marriage – and illustrates the lifestyle of an upper class Tunisian family in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
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The Bardo National Museum (Tunisia)
Musee Archaeologique de Sousse (Tunisia)
Musee Islamique de Raqqada (Tunisia)
Telephone: (77) 223 407
The National Museum of Cathage (Tunisia)
Telephone:71 730 036