Carthage

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Carthage

Carthage is an ancient city located on the eastern side of the Lake of Tunis in Tunis Governorate, Tunisia. It was the capital of the Carthaginian Empire (Punic Empire) in the 1st millennium BC. The city was founded by the Phoenicians in the 9th century BC and continued to flourish until the Romans destroyed it in 146 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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