Carthage was founded in the 9th century B.C. on the Gulf of Tunis. From the 6th century onwards, it developed into a great trading empire covering much of the Mediterranean and was home to a brilliant civilization. In the course of the long Punic wars, Carthage occupied territories belonging to Rome, which finally destroyed its rival in 146 B.C. A second – Roman – Carthage was then established on the ruins of the first.
Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site
|ii||To exhibit an important interchange of human values, over a span of time or within a cultural area of the world, on developments in architecture or technology, monumental arts, town-planning or landscape design.||All|
|iii||To bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared.||All|
|vi||To be directly or tangibly associated with events or living traditions, with ideas, or with beliefs, with artistic and literary works of outstanding universal significance. (The Committee considers that this criterion should preferably be used in conjunction with other criteria).||All|
|Dar El Annabi||2020||2.9km||site_ao|
|Hotel du Lac||2019||13.4km||site_ao|
|An Ancient Tophet at Carthage||2017||1.3km||site_ao|
|Hôtel du Lac||1970||13.4km||site_brutalism|
|Medina of Tunis||1979||14.5km||site_whs|
|The Implicit Threat of Being Designated a World Heritage Site||2019||1km||post|
|The mystery of Star Wars and Tunisia’s rundown Brutalist hotel||2019||14.5km||post|
About the source: UNESCO
Within UNESCO's broad remit, this specialised agency of the UN works towards international cooperation agreements to secure the world's cultural and natural heritage, designating venues of exceptional value as World Heritage Sites.