Tabarka is the modern name for the Roman city of Thabraca. Faculty and students from St. Louis Community College saw some of the wonderful mosaics from this site in the Bardo museum (in Tunis) during 1999.


Christian tomb mosaic in the form of a church from the Chapel of the martyrs at Tabarka, Tunisia. The inscriptions indicates that the mosaic was for a woman named Valentia. The mosaic shows a basilica style church with apse, three naves, roof, mosaics and an altar with three candles. Dating from the sixth century AD. The mosaic is on dispay in the Bardo Museum, Tunis.

Christian mosaic that includes the Chi-Rho symbol from Tabarka, Tunisia. The mosaic is on display in the Bardo Museum, Tunis.

Christian mosaic over the grave of Victorianus at Tabarka, Tunisia; the mosaic is displayed in the Bardo Museum (Tunis).

Christian mosaic over the grave of a 4 year old child at Tabarka, Tunisia; the mosaic is displayed in the Bardo Museum (Tunis). The mosaic is on display in the Bardo Museum.
Photographs taken during March 1999

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