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 to pay their army. The inscription in Punic reads "in the land (of Sicily)". Greek coin inscriptions usually name only...
Battle of Lilybaeum
An illustration of the Battle of Lilybaeum (Marsala) in 250 BCE, during the Punic Wars. Illustration by Zvonimir Grbasic.
Military Harbour of Carthage
Launching ramp for ships at the old Punic port. The Carthaginians developed high skills in the building of ships and used this to dominate the seas for centuries. According to Roman historians the shipyards of the military harbour at Carthage...
An artist's impression of a Balearic slinger. The islanders were renowned in the ancient world for their accuracy and were employed in the Carthaginian army during the Punic Wars.
Carthaginian Tombstone for Maximilla Bassi
This finely carved limestone monument was set up in a memory for a woman called Maximilla Bassi. The Latin inscription says "Maximilla Bassi, Pious daughter, lived nineteen years. Here she is placed". After the Roman annexation of Carthage...
Map of Roman Buildings in Carthage
Rough map of modern Carthage showing remaining ruins from Punic and Roman Era.
The Dying Gaul
Marble copy of a lost ancient Greek statue known as The Dying Gaul, from ancient Rome (c. 230-220 BCE) commissioned by Attalos of Pergamon in honor of his victory over the Galatians.
Ogham Script: Consonants
The consonants of the ogham alphabet (non-IPA).
A painting of the explorer Sir Martin Frobisher (c. 1535-1594 CE) who made three attempts to find the Northwest passage in the 1570s CE. (Dulwich Picture Gallery, London)
Aspendos was an ancient Greco-Roman city of Turkey. According to later tradition, city was founded around 1000 BC by Greeks who may have come from Argos. Aspendos is known for having the best-preserved theatre of antiquity.The theatre...