Unloading of a ship
Origin: Sousse
Dating: 1st half of III century A.D.
Materials: Marble

A doorstep mosaic representing the unloading of a ship. On board, a seaman is holding two bars to two slaves to take them to the shore where two controllers weigh them using a big scale. This picture is a live document that retraces port and African ship-owners’ activities during the Roman epoch.