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Carthage, the Roman city, Tunisia

Antonine Baths

Frigidarium columns from the service basements

Antonine Baths

Remains of the service basements and the frigidarium column.

Antonine Baths

Frigidarium

Antonine Baths

Caldarium, Frigidarium columns in the distance

Antonine Baths

Ruined columns, Gymnasium

Antonine Baths

Ruined changing rooms at sunset

Aqueduct

Late 1st / early 2nd century AD, during the time of Hadrien, longest one built anwhere in the Roman Empire (132 kms from Zaghouan to Carthage). Ruins of its final destination near the 24 large cisterns known as "citernes de la Malga"

Roman actor with a mask

Sculpture, National Carthage Museum

"citernes de la Malga"

Final destination of the longest aqueduc built anwhere in the Roman Empire (132 kms from Zaghouan to Carthage); Late 1st / early 2nd century AD, during the time of Hadrien

House with the Aviary

Handsome polychrome mosaic illustrating a duck hunting; pavement of the space left free between the garden and the square of the peristyle

Antonine Baths

Ruined columns, frigidarium

House with the Aviary

Handsome polychrome mosaic pavement, garden and peristyle

House with the Aviary

Handsome polychrome mosaic pavement illustrating a race horse

Amphitheatre

Foundations structure hidden in a pine grove, 136 m. long, 128 m. wide enclosing an arena 67 by 37m.

Theatre

Tiers of seats of the cavea, only part to have survived.

Aware as he was of the strategic importance of the site, Caesar contemplated the re-building of the city in 47-46 BC but it was Augustus who carried out the plan in 29 BC. The new city was given the name of its founders Colonia Julia Carthago and became the capital of a vast and rich province.