Modern Carthage is an upscale suburb of Tunis, Tunisia, with a population of about 22,000. Ancient Carthage is believed to have been founded in the 8th century BC then destroyed by warfare with Rome in the 3rd Puni war (149 BC to 146 BC). It was rebuilt by Rome in the 1st century BC to the 1st century AD to become one of the great cities of the empire. After the fall of the Romans the Byzantines and Vandals ruled the city, eventually followed by the Arabs. The city has existed for nearly 3,000 years. The former magnificence of the city is hard to overstate.

 

Tunisia: Carthage ruins; train station
Tunisia: Carthage ruins; train station
Tunisia: Carthage view of Caribbean
Tunisia: Carthage view of Caribbean
Tunisia: overview of modern Carthage
Tunisia: overview of modern Carthage
Tunisia: overview of modern Carthage
Tunisia: overview of modern Carthage
Tunisia: overview of modern Carthage
Tunisia: overview of modern Carthage
Tunisia: overview of modern Carthage  (private house in foreground)
Tunisia: overview of modern Carthage (private house in foreground)
Tunisia: overview of modern Carthage Roman catacombs in foreground
Tunisia: overview of modern Carthage Roman catacombs in foreground
Tunisia: overview of modern Carthage Roman catacombs in foreground
Tunisia: overview of modern Carthage Roman catacombs in foreground
Tunisia: Carthage ia a World Heritage Site
Tunisia: Carthage ia a World Heritage Site
Tunisia: Carthage ancient city layout
Tunisia: Carthage ancient city layout
Tunisia: Carthage reconstruction painting of the ancient forum and acropolis; Carthage
Tunisia: Carthage reconstruction painting of the ancient forum and acropolis; Carthage was the centre of the Carthaginian Empire in antiquity. The city has existed for nearly 3,000 year
Tunisia: Carthage reconstruction painting of the ancient forum and acropolis
Tunisia: Carthage reconstruction painting of the ancient forum and acropolis (close-up)
Tunisia: Carthage reconstruction drawing of the ancient city and harbor; Carthage
Tunisia: Carthage reconstruction drawing of the ancient city and harbor; Carthage was the centre of the Carthaginian Empire in antiquity. The city has existed for nearly 3,000 year.
Tunisia: Carthage reconstruction painting of the building of the ancient
Tunisia: Carthage reconstruction painting of the building of the ancient forum and acropolis
Tunisia: Carthage reconstruction painting of the building of the  ancient
Tunisia: Carthage reconstruction painting of the building of the ancient forum and acropolis using lifting devices (close-up)
Tunisia: Carthage Roman mosaic
Tunisia: Carthage Roman mosaic
Tunisia: Carthage Roman mosaic
Tunisia: Carthage Roman mosaic
Tunisia: Carthage Roman mosaic
Tunisia: Carthage Roman mosaic
Tunisia: Carthage ancient walls
Tunisia: Carthage ancient walls
Tunisia: Carthage ancient walls
Tunisia: Carthage ancient walls
Tunisia: Carthage pillar pieces
Tunisia: Carthage pillar pieces
Tunisia: Carthage foundations and ruins
Tunisia: Carthage foundations and ruins
Tunisia: Carthage ruins near the former cathedral of St Louis,
Tunisia: Carthage ruins near the former cathedral of St Louis, now an exhibition hall and concert space
Tunisia: Carthage - old city ruins overlooking the new city
Tunisia: Carthage - old city ruins overlooking the new city
Tunisia: Carthage - open forum area of the ancient city
Tunisia: Carthage - open forum area of the ancient city
Tunisia: Carthage - directory of old city areas
Tunisia: Carthage - directory of old city areas
Tunisia: Carthage - entry mosaic to the Carthage Museum
Tunisia: Carthage - entry mosaic to the Carthage Museum
Tunisia: Carthage - modern mosaic of Hannibal
Tunisia: Carthage - modern mosaic of Hannibal
Tunisia: Carthage - modern mosaic
Tunisia: Carthage - modern mosaic
Tunisia: Carthage - modern mosaic of the ancient poet Virgil
Tunisia: Carthage - modern mosaic of the ancient poet Virgil
Tunisia: Carthage Museum
Tunisia: Carthage Museum
Tunisia: Carthage Museum
Tunisia: Carthage Museum
Tunisia: Carthage Museum
Tunisia: Carthage Museum
Tunisia: Carthage Museum
Tunisia: Carthage Museum
Tunisia: Carthage Museum
Tunisia: Carthage Museum
Tunisia: Carthage Museum
Tunisia: Carthage Museum
Tunisia: Carthage Museum description of two Punic sarcophagi
Tunisia: Carthage Museum description of two Punic sarcophagi
Tunisia: Carthage Museum - two Punic sarcophagi and statue
Tunisia: Carthage Museum - two Punic sarcophagi and statue
Tunisia: Carthage Museum - detail of Punic sarcophagus
Tunisia: Carthage Museum - detail of Punic sarcophagus
Tunisia: Carthage Museum - Punic sarcophagus and statue
Tunisia: Carthage Museum - Punic sarcophagus and statue
Tunisia: Carthage Museum - mosaic detail;  notice tattoo (?) on
Tunisia: Carthage Museum - mosaic detail; notice tattoo (?) on nipple
Tunisia: Carthage Museum - one of the main exhibition rooms
Tunisia: Carthage Museum - one of the main exhibition rooms with large floor mosaic in foreground
Tunisia: Carthage Museum - male figure bronze door handle
Tunisia: Carthage Museum - male figure bronze door handle
Tunisia: Carthage Museum - head of young man
Tunisia: Carthage Museum - head of young man
Tunisia: Carthage Museum - head of boy
Tunisia: Carthage Museum - head of boy
Tunisia: Carthage Museum - huge head of Diana
Tunisia: Carthage Museum - huge head of Diana
Tunisia: Carthage Museum - famous statue of Silenus
Tunisia: Carthage Museum - famous statue of Silenus
Tunisia: Carthage Museum - description of Silenus statue
Tunisia: Carthage Museum - description of Silenus statue
Tunisia: Carthage - former cathedral of St Louis, now an
Tunisia: Carthage - former cathedral of St Louis, now an exhibition hall and concert space called the L'Acropolium
Tunisia: Carthage - rear view the L'Acropolium
Tunisia: Carthage - rear view the L'Acropolium
Tunisia: Carthage - rooftop view from the L'Acropolium
Tunisia: Carthage - rooftop view from the L'Acropolium
Tunisia: Carthage - city view from the L'Acropolium; Mediterranean in
Tunisia: Carthage - city view from the L'Acropolium; Mediterranean in background
Tunisia: Carthage - interior of the L'Acropolium
Tunisia: Carthage - interior of the L'Acropolium
Tunisia: Carthage - belfry of the L'Acropolium
Tunisia: Carthage - belfry of the L'Acropolium
Tunisia: Carthage - belfry of the L'Acropolium
Tunisia: Carthage - belfry of the L'Acropolium
Tunisia: Carthage - archway view of the Mediterranean
Tunisia: Carthage - archway view of the Mediterranean
Tunisia: Carthage - remnant harbor stones of the ancient city
Tunisia: Carthage - remnant harbor stones of the ancient city
Tunisia: Carthage - seaside walkway
Tunisia: Carthage - seaside walkway
Tunisia: Carthage - modern home with ancient ruins in foreground
Tunisia: Carthage - modern home with ancient ruins in foreground
Tunisia: Carthage - ancient ruins
Tunisia: Carthage - ancient ruins
Tunisia: Carthage - directions to the Antonine baths ruins
Tunisia: Carthage - directions to the Antonine baths ruins
Tunisia: Carthage - the Antonine baths were built in the
Tunisia: Carthage - the Antonine baths were built in the first century AD
Tunisia: Carthage - Antonine baths layout; it was the  largest
Tunisia: Carthage - Antonine baths layout; it was the largest baths outside Rome
Tunisia: Carthage - cross section of the Antonine baths
Tunisia: Carthage - cross section of the Antonine baths
Tunisia: Carthage - model of the Antonine baths
Tunisia: Carthage - model of the Antonine baths
Tunisia: Carthage - ruins of the Antonine baths are extensive
Tunisia: Carthage - ruins of the Antonine baths are extensive and enormous
Tunisia: Carthage - ruins of the Antonine baths are extensive
Tunisia: Carthage - ruins of the Antonine baths are extensive and enormous
Tunisia: Carthage - column detail
Tunisia: Carthage - column detail
Tunisia: Carthage - ruins of the Antonine baths are extensive
Tunisia: Carthage - ruins of the Antonine baths are extensive and enormous; the main building was as high as the column
Tunisia: Carthage - main roadway of the Antonine baths
Tunisia: Carthage - main roadway of the Antonine baths
Tunisia: Carthage - sarcophagus in the Antonine baths
Tunisia: Carthage - sarcophagus in the Antonine baths
Tunisia: Carthage - mosaic floor in the Antonine baths
Tunisia: Carthage - mosaic floor in the Antonine baths
Tunisia: Carthage - mosaic floor in the Antonine baths
Tunisia: Carthage - mosaic floor in the Antonine baths
Tunisia: Carthage - mosaic floor in the Antonine baths
Tunisia: Carthage - mosaic floor in the Antonine baths
Tunisia: Carthage - tombs in the Antonine baths
Tunisia: Carthage - tombs in the Antonine baths
Tunisia: Carthage - tombs in the Antonine baths
Tunisia: Carthage - tombs in the Antonine baths
Tunisia: Carthage - tombs in the Antonine baths
Tunisia: Carthage - tombs in the Antonine baths
Tunisia: Carthage - modern house;  modern Carthage is a city
Tunisia: Carthage - modern house; modern Carthage is a city of affluence
Tunisia: Carthage - modern house;  modern Carthage is a city
Tunisia: Carthage - modern house; modern Carthage is a city of affluence
Tunisia: Carthage - modern house;  modern Carthage is a city
Tunisia: Carthage - modern house; modern Carthage is a city of affluence
Tunisia: Carthage - modern house;  modern Carthage is a city
Tunisia: Carthage - modern house; modern Carthage is a city of affluence
Tunisia: Carthage - modern house;  modern Carthage is a city
Tunisia: Carthage - modern house; modern Carthage is a city of affluence
Tunisia: Carthage - modern school;  modern Carthage is a city
Tunisia: Carthage - modern school; modern Carthage is a city of affluence
Tunisia: Carthage - modern house with moorish window detail
Tunisia: Carthage - modern house with moorish window detail
Tunisia: Carthage - modern fast food shop
Tunisia: Carthage - modern fast food shop
Tunisia: Carthage - modern bookstore named Fahrenheit 451
Tunisia: Carthage - modern bookstore named Fahrenheit 451