Roman ruins of Caesarea Iol at the museum in Cherchell.

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Cherchell Museum

Top choice in Algeria

This museum houses some of the finest sculptures and mosaics in the country. Among the highlights are marble busts of the royal family of Juba II, a rare portrait of Juba's mother-in-law, the famous Cleopatra of Egypt, and a statue of a naked Apollo in white marble, a copy of a 5th-century BC Greek original. The collection of mosaics includes a scene of Odyssesus and his followers passing the sirens, and a remarkably vivid portrayal of agricultural scenes.

Parts of the museum were temporarily closed for renovation at the time of research.

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