Time to re-visit Tunisia; The Cultural Voyager

Tunisia – Archaeological Site of Carthage

With the FCO lifting the warning for most of the country, Liz Gill explores the wealth of history, heritage and modern day amenities that Tunisia has to offer.

In one of the rooms of the Bardo museum in Tunis stand headless Roman statues; the heads are in glass cabinets on the walls. This, Anmar our guide explains, is because when one emperor died and was replaced by another only the statues’ heads were changed: the bodies were idealised anyway so they could be used again and again.

In another room he stops and points with a proud flourish to ‘our Mona Lisa’ – a mosaic of Virgil flanked by two muses and writing the Aeneid, the only known likeness of one of the most important poets of antiquity.

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