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Tunisia?? Where's that??!!



map As the map reveals, Tunisia has the Mediterranean Sea to its north and east. Tunisia is also inbetween Libya (South) and Algeria (West). Even though it is between two volitile countries, it is relatively stable. It is a small, fairly developed country with a varied history and culture. Tunisia is an Arabic and Islamic country, but it was once a French protectorate and as a result, Tunisia is a crossroads between East and West. This western influence still permeates Tunisian culture. Tunisia gained control of its own destiny in 1956. When Tunisia became the Rupublic of Tunisia it strengthened its relations with both the Arab states and with France. For example French is still widely spoken. Nevertheless it struggles to maintain a balance between its rich Arab heritage and its modern western influences.

Flag Because of its unique place in the world, its relatively stable politics and its mild Mediterranean climate, Tunisia has become a popular holiday destination. Tourism has become a thriving industry and there are many resorts along the East coast.

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How this page started

mosaic In 1994 and 1996 I was apart of the University of Alberta's excavation of a Roman bathhouse situated just beyond the city-walls of Carthage, near to the well-preserved amphitheatre. The building is known as the "Villa of Scorpianus" from the name which appears on a mosaic pavement found there in the late 19th century. The project involved the excavation of a Roman bath building at Bir El Djebbana on the outskirts of the ancient city. Excavation at the site uncovered a large swimming pool, several mosaic pavements, and part of a Late Antique cemetery.

I had a Great Time

dig The houses that I stayed in were in walking distance to many beaches!! There is no better way to relax, after a day of digging, than to go swimming, or relax on the beach. Carthage is a "coffee shop" city. Like in Canada, many people go to the local cafes to hang out with their friends. The difference is that a cafe au lait is only 40 cents!!

Please visit the page "What Others Say". I have included my own thoughts on travelling in Tunisia and of various cities, as well as what other people have to say.

Interesting Fact of the Month - December


Coming soon. Go to the Fact Page to see more facts about Tunisia.

Quote of the Month - December

The quote for the month of December is more of a travel tip. I was asked if there was a place to store luggage at the Tunis-Carthage airport. I couldn't remember. However, the person who inquired e-mailed me back after their trip with the answer.
There is a “consigne” located inside the arrival hall. At the airport you turn left after you have cleared customs. Look for the “consigne” sign, it is posted next to the Aeroflot office and the "consigne" is at the end of that corridor. It costs 1.5 TND/day for small pieces of luggage and and 2 TND/day for larger pieces.

Go to the See What Others Say Page to read what others think about Tunisia. It includes thoughts on specific cities.

Photo of the Month - December

Kerdennah Islands
The Kerdennah Islands - view from the ruins

Go to the Photos Page to see the other photos I have scanned.

Link of the Month - December

For those of you who speak French: "La Presse" de Tunisie (Tunisian Dailies Online) English link of December, coming soon.

To see other links on Tunisia visit the Links Page

Archaeology Information of the Month - December

Coming soon.

If you are looking for fieldwork opportunities, please visit the Archaeological Fieldwork Server, which has information on fieldwork posts.


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