The port of ancient Carthage. The Roman control began with the victory in the 3rd Punic War in 146 BCE. This truly would have been worth living to see....One of the strongest city-states in the world at that time.
Harbors of Carthage, with Cape Bon visible in the distance. The ruins of the Punic town Kerkouane are located on the Cape Bon peninsula. The cape, with its looming, double-peaked Bou Kornine Mountain, a name that comes down through the ages, corrupted from Ba’al Karnine, the twin-horned god of ancient Carthage.
Phoenician grave stele from Tophet in Carthage (modern Tunisia). Such grave markers were set up over burial urns for small children and animals which had been sacrificed to the goddess Tanit and her consort Baal Hammon. Canaanite symbolism: sun,crescent moon and triangle; the goddess below. British Museum, London.
Hannibal is regarded as one of the "great captains" of world history, the equal of Alexander, Caesar, and Napoleon. In the Second Punic War (218-202 BC), the great struggle between Carthage and Rome, he took his army over the Alps and brought the war to Italy. He destroyed the Roman Legions at the Trebbia River, at Lake Trasimene, and secured his greatest triumph at Cannae, annihilating a Roman army twice the size of his own. For 17 years he devastated Italy, but he never took the city of…