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The Lower Level of the Antonine Imperial Baths in Carthage, Tunisia

Built in about 157-161 AD, the Antonine Imperial Baths in Carthage, Tunisia were the largest public baths in Rome’s African provinces and the third largest public baths in the Roman world.  The baths themselves were on the upper level, but the … Continue reading

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The Antonine Imperial Baths in Carthage, Tunisia

The Antonine Imperial Baths were built during the reign of the Emperors Hadrien and Antonin (145-162 AD) and were used up until the sixth century AD.  The baths served hygienic purposes, but the opulent surroundings provided space for social interactions.  … Continue reading

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From the National Museum of Carthage to the Antonine Baths, Carthage, Tunisia

The first floor of the National Museum of Carthage includes several sculptures and many artifacts of ancient Carthage.  The museum also holds a mosaic entitled “Pots of Roses in a Rose Garden”, but this mosaic is not actually from Carthage … Continue reading

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The National Museum of Carthage in Carthage, Tunisia

The National Museum of Carthage holds art and artifacts from ancient Carthage and nearby communities.  On the second floor are several pieces of sculpture including Silenus and Maenad, Silenus Supported by Four Satyrs (reconstructed from numerous fragments but still missing two of … Continue reading

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Bursa Hill in Carthage, Tunisia

The Bursa Hill was once in the center of ancient Carthage, overlooking the sea.  On the top of Bursa Hill stands the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Saint Louis.  Also on the hill is the National Museum of Carthage, housing artifacts … Continue reading

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The Roman Amphitheater at Carthage, Tunisia

Carthage was founded in the ninth century BC by Phoenicians from Tyre and grew to a prosperous empire around the Mediterranean.  Conflicts with Rome and Syracuse resulted in the Punic Wars, during the second of which Hannibal from Carthage famously … Continue reading

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