Virtual Tour

A Virtual Tour of the El Jem Museum

Explore the El Jem Museum and Discover Our Collection of Mosaics and Artefacts

In a very didactic presentation, it includes an important collection of Roman mosaics, covering a period ranging from the second century to the fifth century, which brings together a good number of the pieces found in the city, some of which have been preserved in the museums of Rome, Sousse and especially the Bardo.

There are also many mosaics decorated with geometric ornaments or symbolic scenes, in particular, there are scenes of wild animals and hunting scenes but also scenes of wildlife, including two mosaics found during excavations carried out at the 'house of the Dionysian procession': the first depicts a tiger attacking two zebras and the second lions devouring a wild boar. These representations of everyday life are typical of African mosaics. The big cats are treated with rich colors and subtle gradients.

Museum Floorplan