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.- UNESCO (CC-BY-SA IGO 3.0)
13 sites in this World Heritage
- The area of the hills
- Land of the "Maison de la chasse au sanglier"
- El Mbazaa Field
- Land of the "Maison de la course des chars"
- Land of the Roman house
- Sector of Bir Messaouda
- Magon District
- Sector of Dermech Basilica
- Sector of Bib Knissia Basilica
- District of the punic ports and of the tophet
- Zone of the entrance to the harbours
- Basilica of Saint Cyprien
- Land of the Roman houses of Amilcar