This Phoenician city was probably abandoned during the First Punic War (c. 250 B.C.) and as a result was not rebuilt by the Romans. The remains constitute the only example of a Phoenicio-Punic city to have survived. The houses were built to a standard plan in accordance with a sophisticated notion of town planning.
Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site
|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|
|Dar El Annabi||2020||67.4km||site_ao|
|Hotel du Lac||2019||82.7km||site_ao|
|An Ancient Tophet at Carthage||2017||70km||site_ao|
|Hôtel du Lac||1970||82.7km||site_brutalism|
|Archaeological Site of Carthage||1979||69.8km||site_whs|
|The Implicit Threat of Being Designated a World Heritage Site||2019||69.1km||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.