Housed in a modest house in the
centre of town, the museum has just been totally
refurbished so that it can now attractively display
one of the finest collections of objects coming
from the various sites on Cape Bon.
Essentially, the collection comprises objects
originating from either the necropolises, or vestiges
of ruined houses. Therefore, funerary furnishings
constitute most of the ordinary or ceremonial
objects to be found in the showcases. The mosaic
pavements are the most eloquent in evoking the
beliefs, but also the lifestyle prevailing during
Roman times in this “Beautiful Promontory”
The repertory of mosaics is rich and varied
and includes rare specimens with themes based
on mythology from Antiquity.
There are also some outstanding marble sculptures
dating to the Roman period, as well as a collection
of terracotta objects from a sanctuary dedicated
to the Punic gods Baal Hammon and Tanit, attesting
to a complex syncretism and that are of exceptional
size for terracotta artefacts.