Archaeological Museum of El-Djem, El-Jem

4.7
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Admire a variety of Roman-era relics and artifacts at Archaeological Museum of El-Djem, located within a well-preserved Roman villa featuring a peaceful central courtyard and an exquisite collection of mosaics. Preserved in a near perfect condition, the mosaics boast intricate tile work and depict interesting scenes and motifs from the heyday of the Roman Empire, covering the walls and floors of the museum. Besides the mosaics, you'll encounter sculpture fragments, tablets, and other relics from the period. Put Archaeological Museum of El-Djem on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our El-Jem tour itinerary planner.
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  • Wonderful and interesting day best outing for years. Tui rep was the most passionate and knowledgeable and a credit to the firm. The colleseum leaves you speechless the secret is to sit for at least.....  more »
  • The price for the museum is included in your ticket for Amphitetare, so, do yourself a favor and visit it! I am a lover of mosaics from Roman period so would visit this museum even if I had to pay...  more »
  • The museum is outside the amphitheatre and has a reconstructed roman villa all built with the same materials as the original, together with a number or original artifacts and mosaics. It has been all....  more »
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  • Wow and I mean wow! This museum is incredible! From a humble entrance to an amazing collection of mosaics and artefacts which sprawls into a restored expanse of ruins. Your entrance to the amphitheater also gets you access here but only on the same day and it’s well worth checking out
  • I took a train from Tunis to came here that was 3hr 45min one way and return was delayed three hours. It was fun experience that I’ve never had except in Italy. I’ve seen many colosseum but this one is must see. There is ancient amphitheater at the other side of railroad. I didn’t see any tourist but if you have a time , please go there too.
  • Amazing mosaics displayed in mostly natural light along with some ceramics. Information plaques well placed.
  • It's really worth a visit to see many mosaic‼︎
  • A fascinating little museum with gorgeous mosaics, interesting artifacts, and a handful of ancient homes. The real treasure here, however, was the gentleman curator who gave me a tour of the place! He had a wealth of knowledge, was eager to converse, and really made each piece come to life. Really a must-see is you’re at the amphitheater anyway.

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