Carthage Campaign Inscription on Coin
The North African city of Carthage fought a series of wars against Syracuse in Sicily. Carthage issued Greek-style coins...
Carthage during the Punic Wars
Map of the Carthaginian Empire and its losses during the Punic Wars.
Carthage Under Siege
An artist's impression of what the Roman siege of Carthage may have looked like during the Third Punic War, 149-146 BCE...
Carthage: A New (City) Hope
This week we follow the fleeing Elissa, princess of Tyre, to Qart-ḥadašt, the "New City" that would come into wider...
Carthage: Fact and Myth
Every empire has a cultural rival that both terrifies and fascinates the populace. During Rome's tenure as a Mediterranean...
The armies of Carthage permitted the city to forge the most powerful empire in the western Mediterranean from the 6th...
The art of the Carthaginians was an eclectic mix of influences and styles, which included Egyptian motifs, Greek fashion, Phoenician...
The coinage of Carthage was first minted from the 5th century BCE. Initially adopting the drachma, the Carthaginians later...
The government of Carthage was based on a system of elected officials accountable to a popular assembly. Unlike its founding...
An artist's impression of how a troop of Carthaginian mercenaries may have appeared in battle formation.