Queen Dido Claiming Carthage

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Leyla Johnson
by Mohawk Games
published on 27 June 2021

Artist's impression of Queen Dido (also known as Elissa) landing on the shores of North Africa and claiming the land where she founded Carthage.

According to legend, when Queen Dido landed in North Africa, the local rulers offered her as much land as she could cover with an oxhide. Cleverly, she had the oxhide cut into very thin strips, knotted them together into a long rope, and managed to encircle a large tract of land to claim for the city of Carthage.

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Games, M. (2021, June 27). Queen Dido Claiming Carthage. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/14289/queen-dido-claiming-carthage/

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