NEWS ANALYSIS/OMNIS TERRA - Tunisia: culture promotes interreligious dialogue

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

In Tunisia, culture plays a very important role in interreligious dialogue and mutual understanding and acceptance among different peoples and civilizations. This is what the director of the Bardo Museum in Tunis, Moncef Ben Moussa believes, and during his speech in Italy, at the "Mediterranean Exchange of Archaeological Tourism 2017 in Paestum", stresses that Tunisia has been in history the meeting point of travelers and peoples, collecting and hosting historical and artistic traces of all cultures born and developed at different times in the Mediterranean. Starting from the Phoenicians, who heading towards the current Spain in search of silver, stopped on the Tunisian coasts colonizing some areas, to the Greeks, Romans and Arabs. Examples, testimonies and finds of societies, cultures and religions that passed and settled in the North African country are visible in the art collections of the Bardo Museum in Tunis. A place of culture hit and hurt by the brutal terrorist attack claimed by the self-proclaimed Islamic State of 18 March 2015 when a commando composed of two armed men raided the halls causing the death of 21 tourists and a policeman (...)