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Carthage Roman Villas and Kobba Bent el Rey
- Carthage Roman Villas and Kobba Bent el Rey
- Alt Name:
- Parc des villas romaines
- Ancient Rome
- Northern Africa
- 0AD - 99AD
- Carthage Roman Theatre and Odeon, Carthage National Museum,
about Carthage Roman Villas and Kobba Bent el Rey
The Carthage Roman Villas site holds the ruins of a number of Roman luxury houses and Roman insulae - or apartment blocks.
The area is believed to have housed some of the wealthier inhabitants of Roman Carthage and is thought to have suffered during the Vandal invasions.
While many of these houses have little left to see today, the notable exceptions are the ’House of the Aviary’ (Villa de la volièr) which contains an intricate mosaic showing birds nesting among the tress and the structure known as Kobba Bent el Rey or Baths of Dido, a vaulted underground building dating from the early fourth century. The Kobba Bent el Rey is considered to be among the best preserved residential ruins in Carthage.
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Address: Parc des villas romaines, Carthage, Tunis
Phone: +21 671 730 036 (museum)
To get to the Carthage Roman Villas and Kobba Bent el Rey take the TGM to Carthage-Hannibal or Carthage Presidence – the site is a short walk from the station.
The sites within the Carthage Archaeological site are open daily from 8.30am to 5pm (7pm May to mid-Sept). Admission costs around TD9 and includes access to a number of the ancient sites.
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