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  1. The History and Photogenic Ruins of the Forgotten City of Thuburbo Maius

    ... was first founded as a Phoenician colony in modern day Tunisia and extended its influence in time over much of coastal North Africa, ... cities is Thuburbo Maius (also known as Thuburbo Majus) in Tunisia. Location and Origins of Thuburbo Maius Thuburbo Maius is located ...

    dhwty - 04/11/2015 - 03:16

  2. The Amphitheatre of El Djem: Gladiatorial Arena of Tunisia

    ... Encyclopedia of Classical Sites: Thysdrus (El Djem) Tunisia.. [Online] Available at: ...

    dhwty - 25/06/2018 - 22:18

  3. Underwater Discovery: Stone Age Humans Precisely Carved a 15 ton Stone Pillar and Carried it 300 Meters

    ... the Mediterranean sea floor in the Sicilian Channel between Tunisia and Sicily in 2012 found the monolith 40 meters (131 feet) deep. In a ... Pantelleria Vecchia Bank, is now undersea between Sicily and Tunisia. It had been a shallow area with an archipelago before 9,500 years ago. ...

    Mark Miller - 08/08/2015 - 10:20

  4. The Oldest University in the World May Not Be Where You Think And the Founder May Also Surprise You

    ... founded by a woman, Fatima al-Fihri, a young princess from Tunisia.  Part of the University of Al- Qarawiyyin in the ... al-Fihri and his family moved from Qayrawan (modern-day Tunisia) to Fes. The al-Fihris were just one of many migrants moving across ...

    Kerry Sullivan - 22/12/2016 - 00:38

  5. Sunk by a Tsunami, Underwater Archaeologists Finally Find the Ruins of the Roman City Neapolis

    ... ruins were discovered off the coast of Nabeul, in northeast Tunisia. The submerged city stretches over 20 hectares (almost 50 acres). As ... archaeologists off the coast of Nabeul in northeastern Tunisia at the site of the ancient Roman city of Neapolis. Source: ...

    Alicia McDermott - 02/09/2017 - 13:59

  6. Beni Hammad Fort: Ruins Attest the Dreams of a Medieval Algerian Islamic Dynasty

    ... Fatimid Caliphate. When the Fatimids moved from Mahdia (in Tunisia) to their new capital, Cairo, one of their local supporters, Bulluggin ... Stitched Panorama of the Great Mosque of Kairouan, in Tunisia. (MAREK SZAREJKO/ CC BY SA 2.0 ) The Great Mosque at Beni Hammad ...

    dhwty - 07/08/2018 - 13:54

  7. The Rich Mythology and Megalithic Culture of the Ancient Berbers, Lords of the Desert

    ... Desert A beautiful young Berber woman of Tunisia, with tattoo and traditional jewelry (early 1900s). Photo by Rudolf ... tell that Neith was born around Lake Tritons or modern Tunisia.  It is notable that some Egyptian deities were depicted with Berber ...

    Bryan Hill - 16/07/2018 - 11:03

  8. 2,500-Year-Old Phoenician DNA Linked to Rare and Ancient European Ancestry

    ... the National Museum of Carthage. Byrsa Hill is located in Tunisia, at a site which was once a Phoenician acropolis . District of Punic Byrsa in ancient Carthage, Tunisia. ( CC BY SA 3.0 ) According to the American University ...

    Alicia McDermott - 27/05/2016 - 21:36

  9. 6,000-Year-Old Cave Find Shows Sicilians Made Wine Way Before Previously Thought

    ... AD. J.-C., from Dougga, in the National Museum of Bardo, Tunisia ( CC BY 3.0 ) "The find is highly significant for the ...

    Theodoros Karasavvas - 31/08/2017 - 13:57

  10. Ancient Egyptian Eye Makeup Doubled As Germ Protector But Was Poisonous

    ... chemical process.” An old kohl bottle from Tunisia ( Wikimedia Commons photo /Bacimov Nefzi) These types of ...

    Mark Miller - 29/11/2016 - 00:54

  11. Mothers, Madness and Music: A Study of the Parallels of Cybele and Dionysus

    ... with a maenad playing a tympanum, on a Roman mosaic from Tunisia (3rd century AD). ( Public Domain ) Cybele’s cult was ...

    Riley Winters - 26/02/2017 - 01:44

  12. Ancient Roman Tunnel from Gladiator Training School to Colosseum set to be Revived

    ... one is from the largest colosseum in North Africa. El Jem, Tunisia. Source: BigStockPhoto In Feburary 2014, archaeologists revealed ...

    Mark Miller - 07/06/2015 - 03:51

  13. Sunken Fortress and Ritual Pits Discovered at Holy Island in Bulgaria

    ... had been discovered off the coast of Tunisia” and the mission’s leader Mounir Fantar told AFP “it was a major ...

    ashley cowie - 29/08/2018 - 22:43

  14. Ghadames, Libya’s Pearl of the Desert

    ... Libya. This town sits on Libya’s border with Algeria and Tunisia, and is commonly referred to as the ‘pearl of the desert’. It has ...

    dhwty - 21/06/2014 - 02:36

  15. Crusader Shipwreck Yields Coins and Other Artifacts from the Final Years of a Holy Land Fortress

    ... Eighth Crusade (1270), which was cut short by his death in Tunisia. The Ninth Crusade (1271–72), was led by Prince Edward, who landed at ...

    Theodoros Karasavvas - 17/03/2017 - 12:47

  16. The White Slaves of Barbary

    ... by Europeans at the time), in what is now Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya, beginning around 1600 AD. Anyone travelling in the ...

    aprilholloway - 06/10/2014 - 13:26

  17. 2,000-Year-Old Cooling System for Chariot Horses Unearthed at Ancient Carthage Site

    ... the popular races running at the Roman Circus of Carthage in Tunisia 2,000 years ago. The circuses in Carthage, Rome and elsewhere around ...

    Mark Miller - 02/07/2016 - 03:44

  18. Hannibal of Carthage: Military Commander and Greatest Enemy of Rome

    ... of all time. Hannibal was born in Carthage (known as Tunisia today) in 247 BC to Carthaginian leader Hamilcar Barca. He had two ...

    mrreese - 23/10/2014 - 01:48

  19. Analysis of Roman Coins Proves Roman Empire Got Rich on Iberian Silver

    ... Origins article , Hannibal was born in Carthage (known as Tunisia today) in 247 BC to Carthaginian leader Hamilcar Barca. One of his most ...

    Theodoros Karasavvas - 16/08/2017 - 13:58

  20. Madauros: A Testament to the Vanished Glory of Rome in Algeria

    The ruins of the ancient city of Madauros is one of Algeria’s most important archaeological sites and yet it is virtually unknown because of its remote location, which has helped to preserve the city. The Madauros ruins are situated in hilly country and some thirty miles from the Tunisian border near the modern Algerian town of M’daourouch, in Souk Aras Province and is not a tourist site.

    Ed Whelan - 28/08/2018 - 23:09