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The port of ancient Carthage. The Roman control began with the victory in the 3rd Punic War in 146 BCE. This truly would have been worth living to see....One of the strongest city-states in the world at that time.


Carthage - A Phoenician colony founded around 800 BCE in what is now Tunisia. Carthage and Rome warred three times. These wars were the Punic Wars. Rome destroyed Carthage in 146 BCE.

Mosaic floors, Villa of Silene, Leptis Magna, Liby. The Roman city became prominent in the 4th century BCE. "It nominally remained part of Carthage's dominions until the end of the Third Punic War in 146 BC and then became part of the Roman Republic, although from about 111 BC onward, it was for all intents and purposes an independent city." wiki


Ancient Carthage, Tunisia, was the centre of the Carthaginian Empire in antiquity. The city has existed for nearly 3,000 years, developing from a Phoenician colony of the 1st millennium BC. The first civilization that developed is referred to as Punic (a form of the word "Phoenician") or Carthaginian. According to Greek historians, Carthage was founded by Phoenician colonists from Tyre under the leadership of Elissa. It became a large and rich city and thus a major power in the…

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Carthage – Tunisia

Carthage - Corinthian order Roman temple at Sbeitla - Tunisia


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Carthaginian war coinage: the Carthaginian goddess Tanit and the Greek mythological creature Pegasus.


The army of Hannibal. Second Punic War. This illustration shows some of the warriors from the nations that Hannibal used in his campaign.