Monday, 10 March 2008
Carthage was a grand Phoenician civilization until it was destroyed by the Romans over a four year span. I have to say, I don’t think that all that dang baby sacrificing to the gods early on in their history helped the Phoenicians out- they were wiped out all the same. Come to think of it, if those babies had become Phoenician citizens, maybe they could have held their own against the invaders. The Romans later rebuilt Carthage and it again became a glorious and important port. Ruins from both civilizations can be seen today. Modern day Carthage is a gorgeous area, surrounded by the Mediterranean, the Lake of Tunis and mountains in the distance.