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.
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
Weather Underground:Tunisia Weather Conditions
How this page started
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
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
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
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
Archaeology Information of the Month - December
If you are looking for fieldwork opportunities, please visit the
Archaeological Fieldwork Server,
which has information on fieldwork posts.
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The last reconstruction was done on December 1, 1998.