Click to Watch in HD > Engineering an Empire: CARTHAGE

Watch On the coast of modern-day Tunisia flourished the great port city of Carthage: the magnificent capital of a superpower that rivaled Ancient Rome. Carthage, a remarkable city-state that dominated the Mediterranean for over 600 years, harnessed their extensive resources to develop some of the ancient worlds most groundbreaking technology. For generations, Carthage defined power, strength and ingenuity, but by the third century B.C., the empires existence was threatened by another emerging superpower, Rome. However, when the Romans engineered their empire, they were only following the lead of the Carthaginians. From the citys grand harbor to the rise of one of historys greatest generals -- Hannibal Barca -- we will examine the architecture and infrastructure that enabled the rise and fall of the Carthaginian Empire. Bardo National Museum Website: Carthage National Museum:

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