AIA Lecturer/Host: Nejib ben Lazreg
Local Tunisian guide and archaeologist
Dr. Nejib ben Lazreg is an archaeologist and researcher with the Institut National du Patrimoine in Tunisia. He is the Curator of the Salakta Archaeological Museum, the Lamta Museum, and Roman sites in Tunisia’s Sahel region (Leptis Minor, Thapsus, and Sullecthum). Nejib’s area of specialization is the mosaics of Roman Tunisia, and he has conducted excavations throughout Tunisia, at Carthage, the Punic necropolis of Erg el Ghazouani, the Punic fort of Ras Drak, and most recently at Salakta (Sullecthum), Lamta, and Thapsis. He was the AIA’s Kress Lecturer for 2009-10, and led this Tunisia tour to excellent reviews in 2012.