An Awe-Inspiring Image of Ancient Roman Ruins in Africa
Once the most powerful city on the entire African continent, the city of Carthage is the site of incredible Roman ruins that have attracted historians and archeologists for centuries. This spectacular image has been memorialized for you on a Worldwide Gifts refrigerator magnet and is a fantastic souvenir from the country of Tunisia. The Roman ruins in Carthage are a dramatic reminder of the might of the Roman Empire and the extent to which their rule affected the ancient world. There are many interesting historic sites throughout the area that provide reminders and artifacts more than two thousand years old.
Carthage is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of its most popular attractions is the Roman amphitheater. The centuries' old stone structure is in use in modern times for outdoor concerts and theatrical performances, although modern audio/visual equipment aids in the acoustics of the bowl-shaped outdoor theater.
Exploring Ancient Carthage
Although there is a modern presence of wealthy Tunisian citizens living around the Carthaginian ruins, including the President of Tunisia, visitors usually find hotels in nearby Tunis, the capital city of Tunisia. It's only fifteen kilometers to take a day trip to explore the ancient Roman ruins and see the sites of Carthage. In addition to the fantastic Roman amphitheater, visitors enjoy spending time in the Carthage Hill Museum, viewing displays of memorabilia from the days of Hannibal and the Roman conquerors.
The highest point in the city is Byrsa Hill, which offers an incredible panoramic view of the city, as well as of the ocean gulf, the plains of Tunis and the beautiful colors of the surrounding areas. Form atop Byrsa Hill you get a great view of the amphitheater, the Carthage Hill Museum and of the Antonine Baths.