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Virgil and the Muses Mosaic

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Best Roman mosaic in the world

The Virgil and the Muses Mosaic is the most famous mosaic on display in the Bardo Museum, and is considered the best Roman mosaic in the world. It shows Virgil writing the Aeneid, accompanied by two of the Muses: Melpomene for tragedy, and Clio for epic poetry. It was originally located on the floor of a third-century Roman house in Sousse, and it is the only surviving portrait of Virgil. He looks thoughtful and concerned, perhaps aware of the enormous responsibility that comes with writing the Aeneid, the book that chronicled the origins of the Roman people. The room is fascinating and has a mosaic

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