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Carthage Tunisia

Carthage refers both to an ancient city in present-day Tunisia and to the civilization that developed within its sphere of influence. The city of Carthage is located on the eastern side of Lake Tunis and is now a suburb of the Tunisian capital city of Tunis. According to legend it was founded by Phoenician colonists whose most famous general was Hannibal. It became a large and rich city and thus a major power of the Mediterranean until its destruction in the Third Punic War in 146 BC. Romans re-established Carthage, which became one of the three most important cities of the Empire, a position that would last until the Muslim conquest when it was destroyed a second time in 698 AD. In 1985, the mayors of Rome and Carthage, signed a symbolic treaty officially ending the conflict between their cities, which had been extended by the lack of a peace treaty for more than 2100 years.

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