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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.

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Ancient coin of carthage head of tunit on obverse and horse on reverse

"The port of ancient Carthage. The Roman control began with the victory in the 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."

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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.

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Spain, Carthago Nova. The Barcids. Time of Hannibal, ca. 221-208 BC. Silver Double Shekel (14.7g). Minted at Carthago Nova, ca. 220 BC.

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Mosaic floors, Villa of Silene, Leptis Magna, Liby. The Roman city became prominent in the 4th century BCE. "It nominally remained part of Carthage's dominions until the end of the Third Punic War in 146 BC and then became part of the Roman Republic, although from about 111 BC onward, it was for all intents and purposes an independent city." wiki

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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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Hannibal Barca -Hannibal, son of Hamilcar Barca(247 – 183/182 BC)[was a Punic Carthaginian military commander, generally considered one of the greatest military commanders in history. His father, Hamilcar Barca, was the leading Carthaginian commander during the First Punic War, his younger brothers were Mago and Hasdrubal, and he was brother-in-law to Hasdrubal the Fair.

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