Carthage

Carthage

Carthage was the center or capital city of the ancient Carthaginian civilization, situated on the eastern side of the Lake of Tunis in Tunisia. The city developed from a Phoenician colony into the center of an empire dominating the Mediterranean Sea during the first millennium BC. Carthage was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979.

Site Information

Country: Tunisia

District: Tunis Governorate

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: First Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Phoenician

Later Cultures: Ancient Carthage + Roman

Site Features: Phoenician & Carthaginian & Roman Monuments


World Heritage Site

Official Name: Archaeological Site of Carthage

Date of Inscription: 1979

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