The UNESCO World Heritage Site Of Carthage

The UNESCO World Heritage Site Of Carthage

A few years ago, I spent a week in Tunisia on a spa holiday. The hotel I stayed in was wonderful and also offered a choice of half-day trips. I decided that a guided tour of the ancient town of Carthage would be perfect, as I have always loved history. I was not disappointed.

The ruins of Carthage are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and they have been well protected and maintained as a result. The remains of not only of the houses, but also of the forum, theatre, bath and temples could still clearly be seen. I was especially moved by the Tophet burial grounds, which contains urns holding the cremated remains of thousand of babies. There is an on-going debate...

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