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Carthage
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Carthage - was the historic capital of what is now Tunisia during ancient times. The city was
abandoned after the Arab conquest, when the city of Tunis was constructed. Since then, the
city has grown into a pleasant suburb near the capital. As well, since the French era, Carthage
has been an important center for archaeology and art history, with many mosaics being found
here. Most mosaics date to either the Imperial Roman or Byzantine periods.