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Kerkouane



Kerkouane
Introduction

1. Houses and streets

2. Private baths

3. Museum and the wooden coffin

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KERKOUANE
Museum and the wooden coffin

Kerkouane, Tunisia

Kerkouane, Tunisia


The museum of Kerkouane has a small collection of nice and interesting items. There is really just one superb item, a Punic wooden coffin found in the necropolis in the hills 500 metres in from the coast. It is sometimes called Lady of Kerkouane, having the face of the goddess Ashtart carved into it. Ashtart was the protector of the dead. This coffin is the only of its kind.
Other interesting objects include vases and jewellery.




By Tore Kjeilen