15 January 2013

Tunisia: Marzouki Inaugurates Exhibition of 93 Recovered Archaeological Objects

Tunis — An exceptional exhibition with the theme "Robbed Heritage, Recovered Heritage," was inaugurated Tuesday by President Moncef Marzouki at the National Museum of Carthage.

The exhibition features over 93 archeological objects recently found at Sidi Dhrif Palace and the residences of Sakhr El Materi and Belhassen Trabelsi in Hammamet, Sidi Bou Said and Soukra.

They are objects of different nature and periods, including capitals, statuettes, vases, grave markers, clay items and antique furniture.

These recovered objects will be exhibited until March 31, 2013.

Directed and edited by a multi-disciplinary team of the National Heritage Institute, the exhibition brings together a hundred archeological objects among a sample of 300 archeological items seized.

After touring the various wings of the exhibition, Mr. Moncef Marzouki commended the efforts made by the Ministry of Culture, the National Heritage Institute and the Agency for the Development of Heritage and Cultural Promotion in the organisation of this exhibition.

"The exhibition shows the greed of the former regime that had pillaged the country's property, abolished freedoms and also robbed the national heritage which is now returned to the people thanks to the Revolution," said President Marzouki.

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