SPECTACULAR ROMAN MOSAICS
AT THE BARDO MUSEUM IN TUNIS
You'll be blown away by these examples of the incredibly detailed and beautiful Roman mosaics on permanent view in the Bardo Museum in Tunis, Tunisia that I photographed over the last three years. Even when dozens leave the museum for conservation work or on loan to other museums, there are still hundreds to see.
The art of the Roman mosaic was born and perfected in Tunisia and fortunately, the Bardo exhibition showcases many of the most exquisite in the world. These mosaics decorated the magnificent homes of the wealthy Romans who populated hundreds of small and large towns throughout Tunisia during the Imperial period.
The mosaics were designed as we would design carpets and the craftsmen who executed them traveled throughout the Empire teaching and practicing their artistry.
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