A coffin found in Sidon by Hamdy Bey. It's today in the Istanbul museum
Mosaic from Sufetula, Tunisia
amphitheatre of Grand, France
A view of a part of the Giza monuments : the sphinx and the Kephren pyramid
Remains of Septimius Severus' Arch in Dougga in North Africa.
Numidian mausoleum in the ancient city of Dougga in North Africa.
Roman theater : orchestra
Tophet's steles from Carthage. Most of them aren't inscriptions.
Temple of Hercule-Melqart on the forum vetus of Lepcis Magna
One of the heads of Gorgon from the new severan forum.
Arch with four sides, dedicated to Septimius Severus and his family. 2nd century CE, Lepcis Magna (Libya)
circular war harbour of Carthage
Mosaic is the art of creating images with an assemblage of small pieces of colored glass, stone, or other materials. The earliest known examples of mosaics made of different materials were found at a temple building in Ubaid, Mesopotamia, and are dated to the second half of 3nd millennium BCE. They consist of pieces of colored stones, shells and ivory. Excavations... [continue reading]
Lepcis Magna (also known as Leptis Magna) was a city in Libya founded by Phoenicians from Tyre at the end of 7th century BCE, where the Wadi Lebda meets the Mediterranean Sea. They chose this location because the wadi was a navigable waterway into the country and the coast formed a natural harbor. During the Third Punic War, Lepcis Magna became... [continue reading]
Sabratha was an ancient Carthaginian city on the coast of north Africa. The name of this city comes from its Punic name SBRTN, of which the pronunciation is still unknown. Sabratha was a major city of Tripolitania, together with Lepcis Magna and Oea. Archaeological evidence suggests the existence of Sabratha during the 5th century BCE. At this time... [continue reading]
Melquart was a Phoenician god and patron god of the city of Tyre. Probably his name was pronounced "Milqart" and he was also called "king of the city." He was a god who protected sailors, trade and overseas colonization. With the Phoenician colonization along Mediterranean sea, people founded Melqart temples in the new settlements, thus creating famous temples... [continue reading]
Eshmunazor II was a king of the Phoenician city of Sidon during the Persian period. He was the third king of his family, after his his father and his grand-father. He was the son of Tabnit and Amashtart, and the grand-son of Eshmunazor I, the founder of the dynasty. He only lived 14 years and during his reign, he ruled the kingdom with his mother. Because... [continue reading]
Dougga was a Phoenician city in north Africa. The Punic name of the city was "TBGG." The vocalisation is unknown, but its signification is probably "to protect", because of the strategic place choosen for the city. And its Roman name was Thugga. Dougga is probably the most visited archaeological site in Tunisia. It was part the Numidian... [continue reading]