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The site of KERKOUANE

Published : 01-02-2020
TunisiaTourismTV – Kerkouane gives an exceptional testimony to the civilization of Carthage and that of the Western Phoenician cities: the Punic civilization.
The site shows the remains of a small Punic town, in the Cape Bon region, abandoned in the 3rd century A.D. and never rebuilt. One can see its unaltered urban fabric and many clues about the lives of the inhabitants. 
As in todays’ medinas, the houses often had a central courtyard. Many of them had a bathtub covered with a pink coating.
On the threshold of a house, a mosaic with the “sign of Tanit” warded off evil spirits.
The town had two small public squares.
A nice museum provides insight into Punic art and culture.

Kerkouane is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Read more.

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