Punic Houses, Kerkouane

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Carole Raddato
published on 11 May 2016
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The ruins of houses in the Phoenician city of Kerkouane (modern-day Tunisia) Almost every house in the town has its own bathtub and had signinum floors decorated with marble tesserae.
The city of Kerkouane was probably abandoned during the First Punic War (c. 250 BCE) and as a result was not rebuilt by the Romans. The remains constitute the only example of a Phoenicio-Punic city to have survived.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2016, May 11). Punic Houses, Kerkouane. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5055/punic-houses-kerkouane/

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