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Carthage, the Punic city, Tunisia

Tophet sanctuary

Commemorative stone with female relief

Tophet sanctuary

Group of commemorative stones

Tophet sanctuary

Open-air sacrificial compound preserved here under vaulted Roman foundations

Tophet sanctuary

Group of commemorative stones

Tophet sanctuary

Commemorative stone with sign of Tanit, disc and crescent in relief

The Punic city

Painting, National Carthage Museum

Punic Harbour

Entrance

Punic Harbour

Individual dock, fourty meters long. Around the perimeter of the circular harbour were 140 indivual docks giving a total capacity of 170-220 warships.

Mago quarter

Fragments of Punic pavings

Punic Tombs

b/w photo, National Carthage Museum

Byrsa Hill

Tombs with buttress slabs

Byrsa Hill

Punic quarters

Roman Villa Hill

House of the aviary, Punic column of the peristyle

Byrsa Hill

Punic quarters with owen in the foreground

Archaeological gardens of the Antonine baths

Tombs from the Punic necropolis

Founded in 9th century BC by Dido from Tyre, it was to play a decisive role in the history of the western Medditerranean for many centuries until its destruction in 146 BC.