Archaeological Site of Carthage World Heritage Site

Official name
Archaeological Site of Carthage | UNESCO
Country
Tunisia
Continent
Africa
Location
District of Tunis
36.8527° Lat, 10.3233° Lon
Code
37
Time Zone
Africa/Tunis, CET +0100
Current Time
Category
Cultural
Description
Inscribed 1979. 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.