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Friday, December 25, 2009

The Mosaics of El Djem, Tunisia

El Djem (Arabic: قصر الجمّ ; Latin Thysdrus) a town in Eastern Tunisia, is home to the world’s second largest Roman theater, and of a very rich collection of Roman mosaics of the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD.

On the outskirts of the city a museum houses many mosaics from excavations in the rich Roman villas of Thysdrus

Many pieces found on this site are kept at the Bardo National Museum and the Sousse Museum.

Mosaics continue to be the main source of artistic attraction of El Djem. The city houses a range of large and small workshops producing both traditional and innovative works.

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