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Sitting here in my adopted “home” in Egypt’s capital, The Egyptian Night Hotel, I swat at the mosquitoes that penetrate through every crack and crevice of this old-faux French colonial building. I’m editing the latest batch of photos from my recent Tunisia trip – the mosaics at the Bardo Museum. The ancient Carthegians only needed […]

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Tunisian is legendary for its mosaics.  Dating back to the Phoenician times, the Carthagians used mosaics in their homes to portray their wealth, depict important religious scenes, and contain protection spells and pictures for the home and the home’s occupants.  During the Roman period, Carthage touted the most lavish mosaics at Rome herself.  Today, the […]

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Carthage was once the seat of the Phoenician power during the Roman period.  Built in 814 BC, as Tyre continued to take assault after assault from the Assyrians, Carthage rose to the position as the Phoenician’s capital city.  Termed Punic by the Romans, it took 3 massive wars for Rome to finally defeat Carthage’s superior […]

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A continued sign of the alive and well Egyptian revolution is the graffiti lining Tahrir Square.  Some of these paintings and murals are of such high quality they are considered art.  Good art. The artists that adore Tahrir’s buildings with colorful scenes are not just creative and talented, they also have a quirky sense of […]

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