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... his roof making an escape more difficult. Micky is a nut for Roman mosaics. She thought she had died and gone to heaven in the Bardo museum which features the world's greatest collection. Room after room of gigantic intricate mosaics lifted from the floors of Tunisia's Roman ruins. Our very comfortable stay in Tunis was topped off by an amazing dinner hosted by our air bnb hosts. We could not have ...
... soccer ball caps.
The presence of the electrical trains indicated the southeastern suburbs of Tunis. Suburbs mean more traffic.
It's a nice day but the local dudes are dressed in at minimum long sleeved shirts, possibly a sweater and worst of all some with a heavy winter coat. These guys must be cold blooded.
Back at the hotel by 1515 100 TD. Tony might use Ezz again for his further nights in Tunis.
Checked in. Flying solo at ...
... the four Gospels, sheep drinking as faithful believers, and two houses symbolizing Bethlehem and Jerusalem.
- - When I paid attention, I noticed that some mosaics had been made in the 3rd or 4th century A.D. I guessed the mosaic with the Christian theme was made at a later time than the others.
- - There were mosaics depicting everyday life:
- - Men on horse-back hunted hares and boars in the forest, then made ...
... with a small port) and there was a very long bridge leading across the waterway.
As we crossed into Tunis proper, the first thing I noticed as we drove through the central part of the city was the plethora of barbed wire ringing some buildings. I knew that there had still been periodic demonstrations in Tunis (nothing like Cairo) to protest the new government that was elected after the revolution in 2011, and I presumed the barbed wire was to protect the buildings ...
... kind of lives do they live?
More than a quarter of Tunisia’s population live in the Capital of Tunis and 98% of it’s population is Muslim. With that knowledge you know that there will be a large mosque somewhere. The Al-Zaytuna Mosque, the Mosque of Olive is the oldest Mosque in Tunis. It covers 1.2 acres with 9 entrances. It has 160 authentic columns brought originally from he ruins of the old city of Carthage. It is also a Muslim University.