The most fabulous exhibition of mosaics in the world is found in Tunis, in the former palace of the Beys, the Bardo, completely renovated and extended in 2012. This museum possesses a unique collection of Roman artefacts to which have been added artefact from across Tunisia’s history, from ancient Carthage to the Ottoman era. In the entrance, in a well of light, let yourself be entranced by the immense mosaic displaying mythological scenes around the god Neptune’s chariot. Then contemplate the strange goddesses of Carthage, the Hellenistic works of art drawn up off the coast of Mahdia, the marble statues which adorned the Roman temples. You will also discover the Jewish heritage of Tunisia and the mysterious stone slabs showing Numidian deities. The Islamic art of Tunisia has pride of place: astrolabes, precious manuscripts, ceramic goblets, without forgetting the rich decoration of the palace itself. But above all, you will not get bored exploring one by one the countless masterpieces of the Tunisian mosaic artists, which were famous throughout the Roman world. Realistic, full of life and finely nuanced, these scenes tell of the adventures of Ulysses and of work in the fields, the amphitheatre games and the gods of Olympus… a fascinating journey through time.
Mohamed Halouani, Tunisian native. Mohamed transformed his profound passion for travel and history into a creative and diversified educational career, designing and carrying out multiple archaeological and cultural trips for various institutions such as The Detroit Institute of Art, the Textile Museum, the American Museum of Natural History, and many more organizations. After having received his degrees in English and Spanish, Mohamed completed his European Master's in linguistics and Hispanic studies at the Sorbonne University in Paris. He has extensive knowledge on Islamic architecture and Eastern decorative elements, as well as, archaeology and history. An excellent lecturer on ethnographic and anthropological subjects, he will introduce you not only to the historical jewels of Tunisia but he'll also reveal to you the culture and history. He is the Co-founder of the Tunisian Interprofessional Federation for Tourism and President of the Cultural Tourism in Tunisia.
Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Tunis & Carthage with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.
The tour will last about 60 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Tunis & Carthage. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!
While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.
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15 June 2021
This museum was amazing. The mosaics were so beautiful, can’t wait for part 2.
13 June 2021
I did this tour the first time it was offered earlier this year and enjoyed it so much, I wanted to take it again. An amazing museum with stunning mosaics, wooden carvings and intricate stucco work
13 June 2021
Was so wonderful to see and hear the history behind the arts
13 June 2021
Absolutely amazing, WOW!
13 June 2021
was at the Bardo about 5 or 6 years ago and was fascinated even tho we didnt manage to see it all. But this tour was well organised by a knowledgable guide who answered questions well. It was also good to see it without each room being crowded and the guide took advantage of that to show us long shots as well as close up ones. Look forward to his next tour.