Third Punic War Timeline

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  • 150 BCE
    A Carthaginian army attacks Numidia, breaking the peace treaty agreed with Rome and sparking the Third Punic War.
  • 149 BCE - 146 BCE
    Third Punic War.
  • 149 BCE
    Rome sends an army of 80,000 infantry and 4,000 cavalry to attack Carthage.
  • 148 BCE
    The Roman siege of Carthage, in its second year, remains unsuccessful.
  • 147 BCE
    Scipio Africanus the Younger takes over command of the siege of Carthage and builds a mole to block its harbour.
  • 146 BCE
    Scipio Africanus the Younger sacks Carthage and enslaves its population.
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