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Vestiges of Phoenician Dreams: Archaeological Site of Carthage in Kerkouane. ©NHK 1979
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Vestiges of Phoenician Dreams: Archaeological Site of Carthage in Kerkouane

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Carthage was founded in the 9th century B.C. on the Gulf of Tunis. From the 6th century onwards, it developed into a great trading empire covering much of the Mediterranean and was home to a brilliant civilization. In the course of the long Punic wars, Carthage occupied territories belonging to Rome, which finally destroyed its rival in 146 B.C. A second - Roman - Carthage was then established on the ruins of the first.

Place/country: Tunisia
Series: NHK World Heritage 100
Type: Documentary
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Credits: NHK, publisher. UNESCO WHC, producer ; UNESCO TV, producer.
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