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Bardo museum reopens

Roman mosaic pavement at the National Bardo Museum in Tunisia.

Bouazza Ben Bouazza, AAP,  Tunisian museum reopens after attack, The Australian, 31 March 2015

Tunisia’s National Bardo Museum has reopened to the public again for the first time since extremist gunmen opened fire on foreign tourists earlier this month, killing 22 people including one Australian. . .

“Welcome to Bardo” read a large sign at the museum entrance in Arabic, English and French at its reopening on Monday.

A small but steady flow of visitors came, walking past flowers laid in honour of the victims and flags of their many nationalities.

The country’s largest museum, renowned for richly colourful Roman mosaics, houses 8,000 works and is a top destination for European cruise ship passengers and other tourists.

“This museum will always hold the story and the passage of this terrible moment we lived, of the victims who fell during this terrorist attack,” Tourism Minister Selma Elloumi Rekik said.

“Now we want to see the positive – Tunisia is open to visitors.”

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