ADD TO LISTCarthage isn't a particularly well-known destination within Tunisia, but it does receive a few travelers, most of whom make a brief stop to see the Salambo. Generally, travelers visiting the area tend to stick to more popular destinations such as Sidi Bou Said. If you do travel to Carthage, please take some time to tell us about what you saw in this Carthage travel guide.
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Carthage refers to a series of Phoenician cities on the Gulf of Tunis, from a Phoenician colony of the 1st millennium BCE to the current suburb outside Tunis, Tunisia. The first civilization that developed within the city's sphere of influence is referred to as Punic (a form of the word "Phoenician") or Carthaginian. The city of Carthage is located on the eastern side of redirect-Lake Tunis across from the centre of Tunis. According to Roman legend it was founded in 814 BCE by Phoenician colonists from Tyre under the leadership of Elissa (Queen Dido). It became a large and rich city and thus a major power in the Mediterranean. The resulting rivalry with Syracuse and Rome was accompanied by several wars with respective invasions of each other's homeland. Hannibal's invasion of Italy in the Second Punic War culminated in the Carthaginian victory at Cannae and led to a serious threat to the continuation of Roman rule over Italy; however, Carthage emerged from the conflict at its historical weakest after Hannibal's defeat at the Battle of Zama in 202 BCE. After the Third Punic War, the city was destroyed by the Romans in 146 BCE. However, the Romans refounded Carthage, which became the Empire's third most important city and the capital of the short-lived Vandal kingdom. It remained one of the most important Roman cities until the Muslim conquest when it was destroyed a second time in CE 698.
Mind-boggling Roman ruins on Tunisia's northern coast... steeped in historical and archaelogical importance and absolutely amazing... don't miss it...not far from Tunis and the many toursit hotspots around it ...take your camera, hat and water...
this old city is famous for its mosaic historical old town which face many ennemies as romans...the place is getting a bit bad because of the politic of tunisia which doesnt protect the area as it should be.
u can still admire the view over the sea and enjoy some architecture. do fast i am not sure it will last.
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