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Extent of the Carthaginian Empire

The extent of the empire in 220BC

Map of Hannibals attack on Rome

Hannibal's invasion route.

Fast facts about Cathage

Fast Facts:

  • Carthage was founded in 814 BC

  • It was founded by Phoenician settlers from the city of Tyre

  • Their god was Melqart

  • The city was founded by Queen Dido

  • They spoke Punic (a Phoenician dialect)