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Summary

Punic Town of Kerkouane

Class:

  • City
  • visible
  • Location ± 0-5 m.
(see also PELAGIOS)

Identifiers:

Nearby

Kerkouane, House of columns

Kerkouane temple.

Kerkouane, Temple

Punic temple of Kerkuane

Kerkouane, Museum

Musée de Kerkouane

Kerkuane, Thermae

Punic public baths

Images

Surroundings (Panoramio)

Annotation

This Phoenician city was probably abandoned during the First Punic War (c. 250 B.C.) and as a result was not rebuilt by the Romans. The remains constitute the only example of a Phoenicio-Punic city to have survived. The houses were built to a standard plan in accordance with a sophisticated notion of town planning.

See:

  1. http://lexicorient.com/tunisia/kerkouane.htm
  2. Sabatino Moscati, The Phoenicians, I.B.Tauris, 2001 , pp. 211 ff