Take a tour of Ruins of Carthage in Carthage, Tunisia – part of the World’s Greatest Attractions travel vid...
Take a tour of Ruins of Carthage in Carthage, Tunisia – part of the World’s Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats.
The ruins of the ancient city of Carthage look out over the deep blue waters of the Gulf of Tunis in Tunisia.
Carthage is said to have been founded in 814 BC by Phoenician Queen Dido and flourished into a prominent port city.
The city then entered into a turbulent relationship with the Romans when the Punic Wars broke out.
Carthage was utterly demolished by the Roman Empire during the Third Punic War and then revived as a Roman city shortly after. Because the Romans burned the town during the war, knowledge of Carthaginian culture is limited.
Ruins that can be seen today are primarily Roman, including the Roman amphitheater and the Antonine Baths.
Visitors enter Carthage by passing through the ruins of an ancient wall spanning twenty three miles around the city.