Painting of the Punic city's harbour in the National Archaeological Museum. Carthage, Tunisia, pictured on February 1, 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 National Archaeological Museum (Musee National de Carthage) houses an impressive collection of Punic and Christian relics found in the excavations, including stelae, jewellery, sarcophagi and reliefs. It also features maps, photographs and models of the ancient city. Picture by Manuel Cohen.

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Painting of the Punic city's harbour in the National Archaeological Museum. Carthage, Tunisia, pictured on February 1, 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 National Archaeological Museum (Musee...
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