Thursday, January 17, 2013

Location: Carthage

Here's an artist's representation of the fabled city of Carthage. Cool stuff.

According to Wikipedia:

Two large, artificial harbors were built within the city, one for harboring the city's massive navy of 220 warships and the other for mercantile trade. A walled tower overlooked both harbours.

Carthage was one of the largest cities in Hellenistic times (by some estimates, only Alexandria was larger) and was among the largest cities in pre-industrial history.

The Carthaginian Republic was one of the longest-lived and largest states in the ancient Mediterranean. Reports relay several wars with Syracuse and finally, Rome, which eventually resulted in the defeat and destruction of Carthage in the third Punic war.


Steve R. Orsulak said...

I read about and also saw this picture of Carthage, and was totally amazed at the 2 harbors. Correct me if I'm wrong the oval harbor was where the many warships were built and docked also repaired. This was a great city well fortified especially along the Mediterranean, but didn't the Romans attack it's weakest points on land from the Desert? One more question with all the new possible PEPS coming out will there ever be a new version of GUNGA DIN?? Great Epic!!

Charles R. Rutledge said...

Wow, that is cool. If only time travel were possible...

Anonymous said...

Extremely cool, reminds me of the reconstructions of ancient Alexandria I've seen recently on various websites.