- Posted January 17, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Travel photo of the day
From Tunisia with Love ~ Carthage ~
Carthage or Qart Hadasht ( the real name) means 'the new city' or 'the new capital' was built in 814 BC by the Phoenician settlers.
There is also the legend (I like it better :) ) about how Carthage was founded by the Tyre princess Elissa (Didon).
This princess was called Didon because she travelled a lot. She escaped her city (Tyre in Lebanon) and came to north Africa.
Well I talk about her in another IReport because :
1/ She is a woman :p
2/ The legend is very entertaining
This city expanded to an economic empire in noth Africa an south Europe and Carthaginians had to face Romans at some point in history.