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BLACK HISTORY MONTH-KINGDOM OF ANCIENT CARTHAGE

MONDAY 19TH OCTOBER 2015

To celebrate black history month, OH TV is paying homage to historic African Kingdoms and icons in black history throughout the month.

This week we have a fact file dedicated to ‘The Kingdom Of Ancient Carthage’...

The Kingdom of Ancient Carthage is now located today as: Tunisia

 

Established: 814 BC

Distablished: 146 BC

 

Ancient Carthagewas the Phoeniciancity-state(Phoeniciawas an ancient civilizationcomposed of independent city-states which lay along the coast of the MediterraneanSea stretching through what is now Syria, Lebannon and northern Israelof Carthage.

For much of its history, Carthage was on hostile terms with the Greeks in Sicilyand the Roman Republic, leading to a series of armed conflicts known as the Greek-Punic Warsand Punic Wars.

In 146 BC, after the third and final Punic War, Carthage was destroyed and then occupied by Roman forces.

 

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