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The Baldu National Museum is located on the Baldo Square in the northwestern suburb of Tunis, the capital of Tunisia. It is the most important archaeological and cultural museum in North Africa. Throughout Africa, it is second only to the Cairo Museum in Egypt, and is known around the world for its rich and colorful mosaics.
Entering the museum, you can see that there are more than forty halls and promenades in the pavilion. The exhibits are divided into prehistoric, Phoenician and Carthage, Roman, Christian, Arab Islamic and Greek art.
The Roman period mosaics in the museum are among the best in the world both in quantity and quality. The contents of these mosaics include pastoral life, natural scenery, fishing and hunting, sailing, sports competitions, drama songs and dances, funeral rituals, and mythological and religious stories. The color is coordinated and the technique is exquisite. Although it has nearly 2000 years of history, it is still bright and new.
Bardu's Roman period mosaics are among the best in the world both in quantity and quality. The contents of these mosaics include pastoral life, natural scenery, fishing and hunting, sailing, sports competitions, drama songs and dances, funeral rituals, and mythological and religious stories. The color is coordinated and the technique is exquisite. Although it has nearly 2000 years of history, it is still bright and new.
On the second floor of the museum, you can see a 1.2m high and 1.22m wide mosaic, which is not mounted on the wall, nor on the ground, but hung on a special wooden frame. Two spotlights illuminate the picture, which is very eye-catching and is the treasure of the town hall preserved by the Baldu National Museum.
This mosaic uses more than a dozen stones of different colors, especially with green glass, which is rare in the mosaics of the time. The characters in the painting are exquisite and vivid. On the open poems, you can clearly see the poem "Enit" in the epic. It reproduces the image of the great poet Vizier of Rome and, more importantly, it confirms that the epic "Enit", the song of the origin of the Roman Empire, was indeed written by Vigil. This shows that mosaic is not only a fine art, but also a valuable archaeological material.
The Baldu National Museum was constructed in 1882 and its building was originally part of the Royal Palace of Bey. The museum has nearly 10,000 exhibits, which are excavated and selected from nearly 100 ancient sites all over the country, and are displayed according to historical periods: prehistoric period, Roman period, Christian period and so on. The museum not only displays ancient Greek art, but also a number of inlaid mosaics from around the world.