Police dog Akil among Bardo museum mosaics

Next to portraits of 22 people killed in attack

18 March, 21:38

    The mosaic portrait of Tunisian police dog Akil The mosaic portrait of Tunisian police dog Akil

    TUNIS - A mosaic portrait of Tunisian police dog Akil is next to the mosaic portraits of the 22 people killed (four of them Italians) in the attack on the Bardo Museum a year ago.

    Akil, the wolf dog with the dog brigade of the Tunisian Anti-terrorism Brigade, died at age 1 1\2 during the security forces operation at the museum and was hailed as a hero.

    "The special forces left the museum at the end of the operation, taking away the dead dog to the applause of the crowd," one reads in the chronicles of a year ago.

    Four El Jem mosaic laboratories worked on the "Tous Bardo, tous pour la Tunisie" project under the artistic coordination of Nacer Bouslah. The mosaic of Akil measures 50 X 30 cm and will be placed next to a large block of mosaics, measuring 11 x 2.5 Metres, where the portraits of the 22 people killed (including four Italians) in the massacre.

    The Bardo houses the richest collection of Roman mosaics in the world. (ANSAmed)

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