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... and pointed toward a rather handsome looking building which looked more like an old cathedral rather than a museum. And it even we knew it was not the ancient city ruins of Carthage. Ahmed pointed toward the building and when we asked if it was the Bardo Museum, or if it was nearby, he simply answered "Yes, yes".
We dutifully paid a reasonable sum of money to a bored looking man at an Arabic signed desk outside the building and asked him ...
... and I had missed two days ago. The office of the prime minister was another user of barbed wire, the nearby Mosque of the Kasbah bereft of this added adornment.
Noubi pointed out the similarity between the Tunisian and Turkish flags. That of the latter has the star outside the crescent [not the only difference actually].
After we left Government Square, an Aussie sounder chap--tonight known to be Robert--carped why we did not cross into the square. ...
Had a decent sleep. Up a bit after 0600 for ablutions and further journal stuff.
Headed down for brekkie with Tony and the Trainspotter. Ate a bit more this morning. Can't get used to the coffee.
Farewell to the Trainspotter, replaced after a few minutes with PITA. He's fun to spar with. An au revoir for three days and back to the room.
Tobacco Man was up and about. He went down for brekkie as I uploaded yesterday's blog. Down to ...
... Roman writing: VICTORIVS PACI VI - XITANNIS XXVRO - XIIIK ALENDAS MAIAS. Narcissus rode a horse. Lobsters. Shrimp. Mallard ducks. A flamingo caught an eel. Two lions with crazy eyes and hair stood under a parasol pine, shaped like a mushroom.
- - "ex ungue leonem" (by its claw, a lion is recognized)
- - And finally, there was a mosaic of a donkey.
- - Who was that man with the donkey? It could only be ...
... the Modern ...
... the very brink of defeat. Rome finally figured out the pesky Carthaginians and soundly and with finality, trounced them in their epic 3rd war.
Today, a visit to Carthage encompasses many hectares and various sites. It's pretty interesting and those responsible for the sites have done a good job of reconstructing and signing many sections so it's quite informative at times. But honestly there's not too much left of the various Punic and Roman ruins ...