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Monastir Museum of Islamic Art

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Islamic culture

The Monastir Museum of Islamic Art is located inside the prayer hall of the Ribat of Harthema. It was opened in 1958 and houses a collection of over 300 pieces related to Islamic culture exhibited in 16 showcases. There are tombstones, gold and silver objects, old Arabic ceramics, textiles from ancient Egypt, perfume bottles, oil lamps, astrology and navigational instrument and even an Ottoman marriage contract! There is also an old map of the Medina before independence and old photographs of the city. It is open from Tuesday to Sunday.

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