September 23, 2015

Carthage, Tunisia ~ Punic and Roman Ruins

Carthage, Tunisia  ~ Punic and Roman Ruins
Carthage is a suburb of  Tunis, Tunisia,  situated at the site of the ancient capital of the Carthaginian empire.  It was little more than an agricultural village for nine hundred years until the middle of the 20th century; since then it has grown rapidly as an upscale coastal suburb.
Carthage, Tunisia  ~ Punic and Roman Ruins

Carthage, Tunisia  ~ Punic and Roman Ruins
 I snapped this pictures as we drove by.  I loved the wooly coats on the sheep and the thick coat on the person holding the sheep.  It wasn’t that cold outside (around 60) but hey, I’m from Arkansas and 60 degrees the first of March is considered warm.

Carthage, Tunisia  ~ Punic and Roman Ruins
Here are some pictures that I took of the Punic and Roman ruins in Tunisia.
Carthage, Tunisia  ~ Punic and Roman Ruins
It was raining when we arrived with a few bolts of lightening and thunder thrown in for good measure.  It didn’t last too long and we enjoyed visiting the ruins.
Carthage, Tunisia  ~ Punic and Roman Ruins
Carthage, Tunisia  ~ Punic and Roman Ruins
Carthage, Tunisia  ~ Punic and Roman Ruins
Carthage, Tunisia  ~ Punic and Roman Ruins
Carthage, Tunisia  ~ Punic and Roman Ruins
Carthage, Tunisia  ~ Punic and Roman Ruins
Carthage, Tunisia  ~ Punic and Roman Ruins
Carthage, Tunisia  ~ Punic and Roman Ruins
Carthage, Tunisia  ~ Punic and Roman Ruins
Carthage, Tunisia  ~ Punic and Roman Ruins

My daughter, Heather, loved the large columns.
Carthage, Tunisia  ~ Punic and Roman Ruins
Carthage, Tunisia  ~ Punic and Roman Ruins
Carthage, Tunisia  ~ Punic and Roman Ruins

Even though the storm had passed, there were dark and stormy clouds which turned the sea a beautiful turquoise.
Carthage, Tunisia  ~ Punic and Roman RuinsWe spent more time standing in this spot enjoying the view and watch the storm clouds than we did exploring the ruins.  It was just breathtaking.

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