Bardo Museum, Tunis, Tunisia, 14 September, 2008

The Bardo Museum has one of the best collections of ancient Punic and Roman remains from what was the city of Carthage. Tunisia has been warred over and settled by virtually every imaginable tribal group you can name, and the pieces contained in the museum showed a rather interesting melange of influences: Roman, Greek, Phoenican, Christian, Muslim, Arab, Turk, etc.

A couple of the photos below are of stone mosaics which seem to have served much the same function that stained-glass windows served in the Middle Ages: as story-telling mechanisms for an otherwise mostly-illiterate population.

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