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Sousse



Sousse
Introduction

1. The medina

2. The fortified mosque

3. Ribat for religious wars

4. The popular beach

5. Kasbah

6. City museum

7. Traditional museum of Kalaout el-Koubba

8. Old days' upper class mansion

9. Zaouia Zakkak

10. Catacombs

11. Medina shopping

12. Modern town

13. Night life

14. Bird's view

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City museum
Sousse, Tunisia

A stunning mosaic of Neptune.


Sousse, Tunisia

Life-size marble statue.

Sousse, Tunisia

Carthaginian stalae, headstones of child sacrifice.


Sousse Archaeological Museum located in the kasbah has what is clearly Tunisia's second most important collection of mosaics; second only to the Bardo museum in Tunis.
The exhibits are dominated by mosaics, but there are many other objects too, like vases, masks, statues and whole burial tombs. The epoch covered here is mainly Roman Tunisia, which are the centuries around year 0.
To this period also belong objects from Christian catacombs in the Sousse region. Just look out for objects and mosaics with the 'XP' symbol.
Another great attraction are found with the mosaics showing scenes from amphitheaters.
Sousse, Tunisia

Triumph of Bacchus, with the Roman god of wine in a chariot pulled by tigers.

Sousse, Tunisia

Medusa's Head, with 8 snakes coming out of the monster's head. Note the visual effect created by the "feathers" around it.





By Tore Kjeilen