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Ancient Carthage, the Carthaginians Did More Than We Were Told

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Carthage was founded by the Phoenicians, Who were Great Builders of Ships

Carthage was founded by the Phoenicians, who were great builders in wood and workers in metal. Behind them was the wood for their amazing ships and temples, in the famous forest of the cedars of Lebanon. The metal was in front of them, somewhere in scattered about the world and waiting to be mined and won and traded for. In particular demand in those days was the metal tin, necessary to creat with the more abundant copper the hard and bright bronze that made tools and weapons and armorer and ornaments.

The Birth of Carthage, an Amazing Story of Her Rise & Fall

Carthaginian Colony Sculpture the Lady of Elche

Carthaginian Colony Sculpture the Lady of Elche, many believe she is  a representation of Tanit, the goddess of Carthage.

Carthaginian Colony Sculpture the Lady of Elche, many believe she is a representation of Tanit, the goddess of Carthage.

The Lady of Elche, She was Returned to Spain in 1941

The founders of Carthage were not Only Traders and Navigators, they also were Pioneers

The founders of Carthage were not only traders and navigators, they also were pioneers. From experience and their natural acumen they learnt how to be successful, how to build seaworthy ships, and what to carry in them. Gold and silver they sought and carried, as well as copper and tin; pearls from the east and jet and amber from the west and north: fine linen from Egypt, lions and panther skins from Africa: and the Tyrian purple. The last was one of their own products; cloth dyed with the famous purple stain extracted form the shellfish murex, a sort of whelk. This process was long and costly, and the full treatment, giving the true, deep purple, produced a robe fit only for a king and a king's purse.

How Carthage was Destroyed, the End of Carthage Part One

Artistic Concept, Carthaginian Colony Sculpture the Lady of Elche

History is written by the winners, and since the Romans totally obliterated Carthage we are now just understanding, and finding her treasures.

History is written by the winners, and since the Romans totally obliterated Carthage we are now just understanding, and finding her treasures.

Punic Era Carthaginian Vase to Hold Ointment

Punic Era Carthaginian Vase to Hold Ointment made of glass paste, from Ampurias (Girona), from the sixth century to the beginning of the Fourth century BC.C.

Punic Era Carthaginian Vase to Hold Ointment made of glass paste, from Ampurias (Girona), from the sixth century to the beginning of the Fourth century BC.C.

Phoenicians, the Ancestors of the Carthaginians Invented the First Real Alphabet.

Trade was an adventure in those days. The Phoenicians, however, were practical people and intelligent people as well as adventurous. Trade needs both accounting and writing for it efficient execution; and if the human intelligence is there and waiting to be used then a demand will create a supply. It is not by chance therefore that the Phoenicians, the ancestors of the Carthaginians, invented both a better accounting method and the first real alphabet.

How Carthage was Destroyed, the End of Carthage Part Two

The Great City of Carthage Preparing for the Start of the Third Punic War with Rome

The Great City of Carthage Preparing for the Start of the Third Punic War with Rome

The Great City of Carthage Preparing for the Start of the Third Punic War with Rome

The Beautiful Sarcophagus of a Punic Era Priestess at the Carthage Museum

The Beautiful Sarcophagus of a Punic Era Priestess at the Carthage Museum

The Beautiful Sarcophagus of a Punic Era Priestess at the Carthage Museum

Carthaginian General Hannibal, The Man Who Hated Rome

Carthaginian General Hannibal, made my Black Hawk

Carthaginian General Hannibal, made my Black Hawk

Carthaginian General Hannibal, made my Black Hawk

Elissa Fearing her Brother Left with a Number of Citizens to Find a New Home, Carthage

The King of Tyre who was named Belus, died, leaving behind to rule the city a son, named Pygmalion, and a daughter, Elissa or Dido, an maiden of singular beauty. So begins the legend of Carthage's origin, as handed down to us by the Romans. Pygmalion, thought he was yet a but a boy, the Tyrians made him their king. Elissa married Acerbas the priest of Melkart. Among the Tyrians the priest was counted next in honor to the king. Acerbas had great wealth. Knowing this King Pygmalion, being filled with covetousness, and heeding not the laws of man, slew Acerbas. Elissa fearing her brother managed to persuade her servants to gather her husbands wealth, and together with such citizens as favored her piled on to shipboards, and forthwith set sail to find a new home that was to be Carthage.

One thing this Masterpiece shows is that the Carthaginians were Great Artist

 One thing this Masterpiece shows is that the Carthaginians were Great Artist

One thing this Masterpiece shows is that the Carthaginians were Great Artist

Carthage Forged ahead of Her Sister-towns and Her Rivals

Carthage forged ahead of its sister-towns and her rivals, Carthage had blocks full of six story tall apartment buildings, a huge warehouse district, and indoor plumbing in her homes. The people of Carthage had invented waterproofed concrete to line her sewage system, and the many fresh water lines coming into the city. The fact that Queen Elissa had chosen an advantageous spot had paid in full with rich dividends. Here the African continent juts out to the nearest to Europe, except of the course for the Mediterranean's ending at the pillars of Hercules known today as the Straits of Gibraltar. Here in Carthage was a wide sheltered bay, Tunis is in it now; Utica shared it then, and an unused and fine harbor site. Here was a fertile hinterland for the growing of corn and vine and date and olive. For the rest, perhaps Queen Elissa's Cypriot maidens and Phoenicians had long colonized Cyprus were a particularly intelligent and vital lot.

The City of Carthage at the Start of the Third Punic War with Rome

The City of Carthage at the Start of the Third Punic War with Rome.

The City of Carthage at the Start of the Third Punic War with Rome.

Sarcophagus Lid with Representation of a Priestess or a Winged Lady

Sarcophagus Lid with Representation of a Priestess or a Winged Lady. This Carthaginian sculpture dates around the 4th-3rd century BC. This masterpiece was made of marble and found at Carthage.

Sarcophagus Lid with Representation of a Priestess or a Winged Lady. This Carthaginian sculpture dates around the 4th-3rd century BC. This masterpiece was made of marble and found at Carthage.

The Voyage of Hanno, He Reached as Far as Modern Sierra Leone

The Carthaginians grew rich, together with no doubt a trading with more sophisticated customers. But with absolute commercial honesty historian Herodotus accords not only the simple barbarians but the Carthaginians also. It is not often that writers about Carthage and Carthaginians accord them much virtue, and here in face is something that should be noted and always borne in mind: practically all that we know about the Carthaginians comes from outside sources and mostly from their traditional enemies, the Romans and the Greeks. This description of Herodotus refers to Africa beyond the exist form the Mediterranean, and we come now to one of the earliest recorded feats of the people of the New town before they enter the picture as makers of war with other peoples. This is the voyage of Hanno. Hanno lived probably some fifty years before Herodotus, sailing on his famous voyage just about when the fifth century B.C. was beginning or sixth ending. He reached as far as modern Sierra Leone on the southern side of the great western bulge of Africa, thus sailing at least 3,000 miles each way.

Even Today you Can see the Roots of ancient Carthage Reaching Out

Even today you can see the roots of ancient Carthage reaching out in the decedents of modern Tunisia, as seen in  Nabeul - A Workshop Of Sculpture On Stone ...

Even today you can see the roots of ancient Carthage reaching out in the decedents of modern Tunisia, as seen in Nabeul - A Workshop Of Sculpture On Stone ...

This Carthaginian Winged Lady, Sarcophagus Lid

This Carthaginian Winged Lady, Sarcophagus Lid. Another treasure of the ancient Carthaginian civilization.

This Carthaginian Winged Lady, Sarcophagus Lid. Another treasure of the ancient Carthaginian civilization.

The Map of Hanno the Navigator, Showing the Route He Traveled

The Map of Hanno the Navigator, Showing the Route He Traveled

The Map of Hanno the Navigator, Showing the Route He Traveled

The Hanno African Voyage, his Voyage when the Fifth century B.C. was Beginning

Hanno Took an Armada of Carthaginian ships with 30,000 Colonist around Africa

History tells us that Hanno took an armada of Carthaginian ships with thirty thousand colonist to plant new settlements along the Africa coast along his path of discovery.

History tells us that Hanno took an armada of Carthaginian ships with thirty thousand colonist to plant new settlements along the Africa coast along his path of discovery.

It was Ordered by the Carthage that Hanno Should sail out from the Pillars of Hercules

It was ordered by the Carthage that Hanno should sail out from the Strait of Gibraltar, known back then as the Pillars of Hercules and found new cities of the Libya-Phoenicians. Accordingly Hanno sailed with over 60 large ships, and a large number of colonist, both women and men, and they number over 30,000 in total …

Carthaginian War Ships Leaving the Well Fortified Military Harbor

Carthaginian War Ships Leaving the Well Fortified Military Harbor

Carthaginian War Ships Leaving the Well Fortified Military Harbor

Famed Carthaginian Explorer Hanno The Navigator, His Own Words

Hanno the Navigator, 500 B.C. Carthaginian Explorer

There are other Hannos, just as there is more than one Hannibal, the Carthaginians having seemingly only a very few names to share between them.

There are other Hannos, just as there is more than one Hannibal, the Carthaginians having seemingly only a very few names to share between them.

At the end the Carthaginians made a Good Final Fight for their Lives

At the end the Carthaginians made a good final fight for their lives. They prepared heroically for the defense of their city. The Carthaginian women, more practical than their Roman Counterparts, are said to have sacrificed their hair for the catapults for which sufficient horsehair was lacking. Then they siege began. At first the Romans bungled the job. They met bad luck in the dearth of their long time ally, King Masinissa. The Carthaginians took heart. But now a better general was sent by Rome. This was another Scipio, the adopted son of the son of the victor of Zama and called sometimes to distinguish him Scipio Africanus Minor. Concurrently the Carthaginians met misfortune: the Hasdrubal who had lost to Masinissa and who was now their general outside their walls quarreled with the general, yet one more Hasdrubal, in command within. The inner Hasdrubal was murdered.

The Romans destroyed Carthage, Burned it to the Ground

The Romans destroyed their city, burned it to the ground and poured salt on the land so nothing would grow. Took 50,000 women and children as slaves, and kill over 250,000 of the rest of the city inhabitants.

The Romans destroyed their city, burned it to the ground and poured salt on the land so nothing would grow. Took 50,000 women and children as slaves, and kill over 250,000 of the rest of the city inhabitants.

Ancient Carthage, Carthaginian Terracotta Tipping Vase

The Carthaginians showed amazing artist skills in their pottery, mosaics, and architectural design. With many structures in the city going up as high as six story high.

The Carthaginians showed amazing artist skills in their pottery, mosaics, and architectural design. With many structures in the city going up as high as six story high.

The Region Around Carthage is Still a Center of Excellent Pottery Craftmanship

In this Century the Region Around Carthage is Still a Center of Excellent Pottery Craftmanship

In this Century the Region Around Carthage is Still a Center of Excellent Pottery Craftmanship

Ancient Carthage, Carthaginian Terracotta Tipping Vase

Rome starts to Penetrate the Walls of Carthage, Carthaginians Began to See the End is Near

Rome starts to Penetrate the Walls of Carthage, Carthaginians Began to See the End is Near

Rome starts to Penetrate the Walls of Carthage, Carthaginians Began to See the End is Near

Supplies were Successfully cut off and the Great City Began to Starve

Scipio with a small band boldly penetrated into the city. He did not think it wise to remain; but the Carthaginians outside the wall, hearing of the daring feat and believing that all was lost, crowded into the city. The outer Hasdrubal was now in charge. He reacted hysterically and had all the roman prisoners barbarously tortured and then pushed to death over the city walls. The besieged citizens knew that they could expect no mercy now. But their end was not mercifully quick. Scipio's dramatic entry was only a foray, and the siege continued. Supplies were successfully cut off and the great city began to starve.

The Roman General Scipio Finding ways to Breach the Walls of Noble Carthage

The Roman General Scipio Finding ways to Breach the Walls of Noble Carthage

The Roman General Scipio Finding ways to Breach the Walls of Noble Carthage

The Last of the Noble Army of Carthage Protects the Upper Temple Areas from the Advancing Romans

The Last of the Noble Army of Carthage Protects the Upper Temple Areas from the advancing Romans

The Last of the Noble Army of Carthage Protects the Upper Temple Areas from the advancing Romans

Hasdrubal's Wife, hurled Herself and her two Children into the Flames

At length a breach was made, and Scipio's army entered. There was no quarter given and the fighting continued day after day, the Romans lootings, killing and burning. On the seventh day a party came from the Temple of Eshmoun or Aesculapius, the last stronghold, begging Scipio for the lives of all survivors. This Scipio at last granted, making an exception of his own deserters, who with Hasdrubal and his wife and children were in the temple. Their position was well-night impregnable, but hopeless. At this juncture Hasdrubal came out and, throwing himself at the feet of Scipio, begging for his life. Scipio granted this request, and showed his miserable prisoner to those who still held out in the temple. They jeered, and set fire to their stronghold. From out of the flames came Hasdrubal's wife, dressed in splendor and leading her two children. She cursed her husband, slew her children, and then hurled their bodies and herself into the flames.

The Wife of Hasdrubal, Then Hurled Herself and her two Children into the Flames

The Wife of Hasdrubal, Then Hurled Herself and her two Children into the Flames

The Wife of Hasdrubal, Then Hurled Herself and her two Children into the Flames

The Savagely Tragic End the History of the Carthaginians

On, that savagely tragic note it is fitting to end the history of the Carthaginians. Their city was razed to the ground and their greatness was for ever ended. Later the Romans did rebuild Carthage, and for a while, after the time of Augustus Caesar, it became even again a place of some not - to die finally at the hands of the Arbs in A.D. 697. But that Carthage was an utterly different city, a Roman city. Carthage of the Carthaginians died with the Immolation of the wife of last defeated general. It is a crule and fierce story, tragic, and heroic. The swarthy nation of traders, sailors, explorers, and inventors, it may well be said, were not lucky in the timing of their entrance into history.

The Rise of the Carthaginian Empire, Carthage Means New City

Artist Rendering of Carthage before the Start of the First Punic War

Artist Rendering of Carthage before the Start of the First Punic War

Artist Rendering of Carthage before the Start of the First Punic War

Ancient Carthage, Carthaginian Terracotta Tipping Vase

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Three Styles of Carthaginian Ships in her Fleet during Her Punic Era before the Roman Conquest

Three Styles of Carthaginian Ships in her Fleet during Her Punic Era before the Roman Conquest

Three Styles of Carthaginian Ships in her Fleet during Her Punic Era before the Roman Conquest

Ancient Carthage, Carthaginian Terracotta Tipping Vase

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Carthaginian Ships were brightly colored and Built for Long Sea Journeys

Carthaginian Ships were brightly colored and Built for Long Sea Journeys

Carthaginian Ships were brightly colored and Built for Long Sea Journeys

Ancient Carthage, Carthaginian Terracotta Tipping Vase

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Colorized Image of a Bust of Hannibal Barca, the Famous General of Ancient Carthage

Colorized Image of a Bust of Hannibal Barca, the Famous General of Ancient Carthage

Colorized Image of a Bust of Hannibal Barca, the Famous General of Ancient Carthage

Hannibal Barca used the Carthaginian War Elephants in his War with Rome

Hannibal Barca used the Carthaginian War Elephants in his War with Rome

Hannibal Barca used the Carthaginian War Elephants in his War with Rome

Ancient Carthage, and General Hannibal's War with the Romans

Ancient Carthage, Carthaginian Terracotta Tipping Vase

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Genetic Imaging of an Ancient Carthaginian Young Man

Genetic Imaging of an Ancient Carthaginian Young Man ... His DNA shows that he belonged to a rare European genetic group with a common ancestor, showing that his maternal ancestry is linked to locations on the North Mediterranean.

Genetic Imaging of an Ancient Carthaginian Young Man ... His DNA shows that he belonged to a rare European genetic group with a common ancestor, showing that his maternal ancestry is linked to locations on the North Mediterranean.

Late Carthage Punic Republic, Pre-Roman Era, Ointment Vase

Late Carthage Punic Republic, Pre-Roman Era, Ointment Vase

Late Carthage Punic Republic, Pre-Roman Era, Ointment Vase

The Carthaginian Wars of Security and Expansion

Baal Hammon, the Head Male God of Carthage

 Baal Hammon, the head male god of Carthage, god of sky and vegetation, this is a first century statue of him.

Baal Hammon, the head male god of Carthage, god of sky and vegetation, this is a first century statue of him.

Even the Smallest of Pottery show Artist Beauty in Bright Colors

Even the Smallest of Pottery show Artist Beauty in Bright Colors. The people of  Carthage always loved colorful things of beauty.

Even the Smallest of Pottery show Artist Beauty in Bright Colors. The people of Carthage always loved colorful things of beauty.

Where Ancient Carthage was located they still Make Beautiful Pottery

Look at the skill this man has, in the region where Ancient Carthage was located in North Africa they still make beautiful pottery. This region is now the nation of Tunisia is today …

Look at the skill this man has, in the region where Ancient Carthage was located in North Africa they still make beautiful pottery. This region is now the nation of Tunisia is today …

The Roman Carthage was Built on the Ruins of the Carthage they Destroyed

The Roman Carthage was Built on the Ruins of the Carthage they Destroyed. It was laid out in the typical grid pattern of most of the Empire Cities of they built..

The Roman Carthage was Built on the Ruins of the Carthage they Destroyed. It was laid out in the typical grid pattern of most of the Empire Cities of they built..

In the Nation of Tunisia today you can see the Shadow of Carthage in Everything

In the Nation of Tunisia today you can see the Shadow of Carthage in Everything, from the white washed walls of their homes, to the skilled workmanship of their arts and crafts it is Carthage speaking from the grave.

In the Nation of Tunisia today you can see the Shadow of Carthage in Everything, from the white washed walls of their homes, to the skilled workmanship of their arts and crafts it is Carthage speaking from the grave.

The Lady of Baza, a Beautiful Example of Punic Pre Roman Iberian Sculpture

Since its discovery in 1897, the most remarkable work of Iberian art has raised difficult questions for historians and sparked controversial voices.

Since its discovery in 1897, the most remarkable work of Iberian art has raised difficult questions for historians and sparked controversial voices.

Colors in Everyday things, and Beauty were important to the People of Ancient Carthage

Colors in Everyday things, and Beauty were important to the People of Ancient Carthage. From mosaics to pottery and fabric everything was full of life.

Colors in Everyday things, and Beauty were important to the People of Ancient Carthage. From mosaics to pottery and fabric everything was full of life.

Carthaginian War Ships Heading out to Battle

Carthaginian War Ships Heading out to Battle

Carthaginian War Ships Heading out to Battle

Goddess Tanit, Divine Personification of Ancient Carthage

Goddess Tanit, Divine Personification of Ancient Carthage

Goddess Tanit, Divine Personification of Ancient Carthage

In Tunisia today We can Visualize how Life must have Been in Ancient Carthage

You can use your imagination and visualize how life must have been in ancient Carthage by observing the people who live in the region today. These women dancing, the attention to detail of the building around them probably mirrors the ancient ones.

You can use your imagination and visualize how life must have been in ancient Carthage by observing the people who live in the region today. These women dancing, the attention to detail of the building around them probably mirrors the ancient ones.

Ancient Gold Electrum Punic Stater Coin from Carthage - 300 BC

The obverse with the portrait of the chief goddess of Carthage, Tanit. She is shown facing left, wearing triple drop earring and necklace, her hair tied up with a wreath of grain. The reverse with horse standing facing right.

The obverse with the portrait of the chief goddess of Carthage, Tanit. She is shown facing left, wearing triple drop earring and necklace, her hair tied up with a wreath of grain. The reverse with horse standing facing right.

The Obverse with the Portrait of the Chief Goddess of Carthage

Electrum is a naturally occurring alloy of gold and silver, with trace amounts of copper and other metals.

Electrum is a naturally occurring alloy of gold and silver, with trace amounts of copper and other metals.

Carthage, Zeugitane, Stater, Circa 290-270 BC, Electrum

The Coin above is a Beautiful and Highly Collectable Coin of Ancient Carthage.

At the time of its minting Carthage, one of the great cities of antiquity, was ideally located on the North African coast in modern day Tunisia. Her position enabled her to become a powerful and influential city-state. Embodied, at one point, by one of history's greatest military leaders, Hannibal. Carthage was eventually completely destroyed in 146 BC by the Romans after a series of enormous battles known as the Punic wars.

The Reverse with Horse Standing facing Right

Carthage, Zeugitane, Stater, 310-270 BC

Carthage, Zeugitane, Stater, 310-270 BC

The Holocaust of the Ancient World, the Total Destruction of Carthage

In Many Ways the People around Carthage today are Much like the Ancient Ones

In Many Ways the People around Carthage today are Much like the Ancient Ones. They are gifted merchants and traders.

In Many Ways the People around Carthage today are Much like the Ancient Ones. They are gifted merchants and traders.

Another Example of Pottery of Women in the Punic Iberian Era.

This amazing piece is part of a traveling exhibition in Ullastret (Girona), which brings together a setentena of objects, praises the role of

This amazing piece is part of a traveling exhibition in Ullastret (Girona), which brings together a setentena of objects, praises the role of

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