Detail of a mosaic of a horse and rider in the Villa of the Aviary, Carthage, Tunisia, pictured on January 27, 2008, in the afternoon. Carthage was founded in 814 BC by the Phoenicians who fought three Punic Wars against the Romans over this immensely important Mediterranean harbour. The Romans finally conquered the city in 146 BC. Subsequently it was conquered by the Vandals and the Byzantine Empire. Today it is a UNESCO World Heritage. The Roman Villa of the Aviary, with its octagonal garden set in a peristyle courtyard, is known for its fine mosaics depicting birds. Picture by Manuel Cohen.

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Detail of a mosaic of a horse and rider in the Villa of the Aviary, Carthage, Tunisia, pictured on January 27, 2008, in the afternoon. Carthage was founded in 814 BC by the Phoenicians who fought three Punic Wars against the Romans over this immensely important Mediterranean harbour. The Romans finally conquered the city in 146 BC. Subsequently it was conquered by the Vandals and the Byzantine Empire. Today it is a UNESCO World Heritage. The Roman Villa of the Aviary, with its octagonal...
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