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Ancient Carthage, Tunisia, was the centre of the Carthaginian Empire in antiquity. The city has existed for nearly 3,000 years, developing from a Phoenician colony of the 1st millennium BC.  The first civilization that developed is referred to as Punic (a form of the word "Phoenician") or Carthaginian. According to Greek historians, Carthage was founded by Phoenician colonists from Tyre under the leadership of Elissa. It became a large and rich city and thus a major power in the…

Ancient Carthage, Tunisia, was the centre of the Carthaginian Empire in antiquity. Destroyed by Romans in 146 BC it was refounded by Julius Caesar 100 years later as a Roman colony.

Tanit - Phoenician lunar, patron of Carthage during Hellenistic times (500 BCE on)...Pene Baal (face of Baal)...consort of Baal, goddess of war, virginal, mother goddess, nurse, symbol of fertility.  Shrine in Sarepta and linked to Astarte (Ishtar).  Origins part of pantheon of Ugarit, esp Anat, a consumer of blood and flesh...definitely a disturbing one, this one.  But note the Lion head.

Tanit with a lion's head. Hvidberg-Hansen (Danish professor of Semitic philology), notes that Tanit is sometimes depicted with a lion's head, showing her warrior quality.

To Diphilos the awesome son of Melanopos - II  A woman and her maid are standing one in front of the other. The maid wears a sleeveless chiton; her hands hold a flat basket containing sashes; the other woman wears a black himation over a long-sleeved chiton. The right hand is lowered along her hip; the left arm is folded and hidden under the himation. The painter has painted a walking blackbird between the two women. Oinochai and sashes are suspended on the walls. At center the inscription…

To Diphilos the awesome son of Melanopos - II A woman and her maid are standing one in front of the other. The maid wears a sleeveless chiton; her hands hold a flat basket containing sashes; the other woman wears a black himation over a long-sleeved chiton. The right hand is lowered along her hip; the left arm is folded and hidden under the himation. The painter has painted a walking blackbird between the two women. Oinochai and sashes are suspended on the walls. At center the inscription…

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Grotesque musicians: trumpeter and female organist. Terracotta group (around 300 BCE) from Alexandria, Egypt. Height 13 cm CA 426   Louvre, Departement des Antiquites Grecques/Romaines, Paris, France

HELLENISTIC FIGURINE CE Grotesque musicians: trumpeter and female organist. Terracotta group (around 300 BCE) from Alexandria, Egypt. Height 13 cm CA 426 Louvre, Departement des Antiquites Grecques/Romaines, Paris, France

The goddess al-Lat Museum of Lost Objects: The Lion of al-Lat

Museum of Lost Objects: The Lion of al-Lat

A Marble altar depicting the Goddess Allat with a lion from the Temple of Baal Shamin.

Situated along the Gulf of Tunis in Tunisia, Carthage was first established in the 9th century B.C. It was home to a successful trading empire and civilization until it was destroyed by the Romans in 146 B.C. At that point, a new Carthage was built on the ruins of the original.

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Attributed to the Tarporley Painter: Calyx-krater (mixing bowl) with theatrical scene (24.97.104) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Greek influence on western culture essay titles Greek Influences on Western Civilization. Title: Length Color Rating: Essay about The Influences Of. Greek Culture and its Influences Today Essay - “Greek.

Mycenaean Siege by LordGood.deviantart.com on @DeviantArt

Mycenaean Siege by LordGood. Is this how Mycenae fell - attacked by a jealous Achaean neighbour, and not overthrown by Dorian invaders or a massive Sea Peoples raid?

Tanit

Phoenicia - Tophet funerary stelae, showing (below moon and sun) a symbol of Tanit, queen goddess of Carthage

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