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“Rêver de la Tunisie” (Dreaming of Tunisia). Hicham Djait, Vilo Publishing, 1971. Kairouan.

“Rêver de la Tunisie” (Dreaming of Tunisia). Hicham Djait, Vilo Publishing, 1971. Kairouan.

Tunisie. Djerba. Digue d'amphores.  © Aurélie Fauré

Tunisie. Djerba. Digue d'amphores. © Aurélie Fauré

Ancient Carthage, Tunisia, was the centre of the Carthaginian Empire in antiquity. The city has existed for nearly 3,000 years, developing from a Phoenician colony of the 1st millennium BC.  The first civilization that developed is referred to as Punic (a form of the word "Phoenician") or Carthaginian. According to Greek historians, Carthage was founded by Phoenician colonists from Tyre under the leadership of Elissa. It became a large and rich city and thus a major power in the…

Ancient Carthage, Tunisia, was the centre of the Carthaginian Empire in antiquity. The city has existed for nearly 3,000 years, developing from a Phoenician colony of the 1st millennium BC. The first civilization that developed is referred to as Punic (a form of the word "Phoenician") or Carthaginian. According to Greek historians, Carthage was founded by Phoenician colonists from Tyre under the leadership of Elissa. It became a large and rich city and thus a major power in the…

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