“Tunisia, Cities of Civilisations”:Guided tour to promote archaeological sites

(TAP) – The Agency for the Promotion of Heritage and Cultural Promotion (French: Amvppc) organised on Saturday a guided tour to promote the archaeological sites of the cities of Sousse and Monastir, TAP reported on Saturday.

The visit is part of the national programme “Tunisia, Cities of Civilisations” initiated by the Ministry of Cultural Affairs and the National Union of Tunisian Journalists (SNJT).

In a statement to TAP, Amvppc Director General Kamel El Bchini said that 60 journalists from various Tunisian, Egyptian and Palestinian media took part in the visit.

After the monuments of Carthage, Kairouan, the Bardo National Museum, the archaeological sites of Sousse and Monastir are the fourth stop on the programme of visits for the media.

“The objective is to promote heritage to a wide audience,” Kamel El Bchini told TAP, stressing that the enhancement of archaeological sites and heritage to a wide audience are meant to boost the economy of cities in a continuous way through the culture, the same source said.

Regarding the agency’s upcoming projects, the official stressed that the Amvppc is working to improve services within museums and sites in addition to developing a “beau livre” around the monuments of the city of Tunis and another around the seven Tunisian monuments inscribed on the World Heritage List, namely Carthage, the city of Tunis, the city of Kairouan, Dougga, the city of Sousse, Kerkouane and El Jem.

Several monuments were in the programme of the guided tour of the city of Sousse namely: the Museum of Sousse, the Grand Mosque and the Ribat of Sousse. In the city of Monastir, journalists were able to discover the Ribat of Monastir, the museum of customs and popular traditions and the museum of leader Habib Bourguiba, TAP noted.


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