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Carthaginian Ruins

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Address: Carthage, Tunisia
Phone Number: 1/34 10 77
Description: An enormous amphitheater and a cave are among the attractions at these...
An enormous amphitheater and a cave are among the attractions at these famous ruins. Admission to the ruins includes the excellent Carthage Museum.
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Not much to see...

It's all nice and reasonably well looked after but very little of this civilisation remains standing and preserved in the ruins... You can see it all in less than an... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 18, 2015
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Cairns, Australia
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Cairns, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

It's all nice and reasonably well looked after but very little of this civilisation remains standing and preserved in the ruins... You can see it all in less than an hour. Being adjacent to the Presidential palace meant that there was plenty of military around who weren't all that friendly. If you go to Tunis, Sidi Bou Said has a... More 

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Diamond Bar, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Walking through these ruins, there is an appreciation for the Carthaginians and their culture. What is particularly poignant are the numerous stones dedicating first-born sons. Beyond belief.

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Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

There aren't many details left, but it still gives a good impression of the size of the place. You can walk around freely, and the sea is pretty close, but there is not much information, since almost everything has been put in a museum. There is one image of a reconstruction, but other than that you will have to use... More 

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Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Visited the ruins on a week long cruise, I did alot of research before going, glad I did. Once the boat was docked I walked to the train station and took the short train ride to Carthage, be prepared for the overcrowded trains and rude teenagers that steal a ride for free. The Ruins are free, small bu interesting. Bring... More 

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Sandefjord, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Was very disappointed no information very small. Expected more. Still free and a piece of history can be covered rather quickly. Bring your own guidebook

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norfolk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Went here on organised coach trip from hotel. If you have a car there is a lot more historic places to stop and see nearby but coach limited to one site. Even so worth visiting, lots of photo opportunities.

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Derry, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Visited her on an organised tour . The Punic/Roman ruins are on several sites and it an interesting trip with a guide but the ruins are not as well preserved as the Dougga ruins .

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The ruins are spread out over a wide area so you really do need time to get around everything. There isn't much left really but it's nice to be able to see these little pieces of history scattered around. We made the two hour train journey from Sousse to Tunis then on to Carthage; it perhaps wasn't worth that much... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The ruins are scattered all over Carthage and we saw the Baal alter. Many Christian sites you have heard of in the Bible. They did feed Christians to Lions or beasts of one kind or another. Not all guides will show you these places. One ticket allows you to enter all sites for 10 Denari. This is a new fee,... More 

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Yellowknife, NWT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Carthage had, for us, a lot of name recognition. Ali, our tour guide brought us here after we had been to Dougga, which is a much bigger and more preserved city. Carthage has some amazing ruins, but remember that when the Romans finally captured the city, they razed it, so do not have great expectations. the baths are well preserved,... More 

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