Hotel Amilcar

nr Sidi Bou Said, Carthage, Tunisia | Hotel
 

Travel Blogs from Carthage

Carthage and Sidi Bousaid

A travel blog entry by tofor85

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... seem to be the case. The hotel recommended we do a tour with a cab. Oh boy, here comes rip off city. Fortunately this wasn't the case. We had a great day out thanks to the guidance of our Tunisian cab driver come guide, Nourah. The hotel recommended him as their best English speaking guide. His English vocabulary and understanding was probably around 17 words, but every one helped, and it was fun trying ...

Carthage

A travel blog entry by noyelles

5

Wednesday 17th April

Carthage is a suburb of Tunis & here we drove up to the main hill where the Romans had built their forum over Carthaginian houses & the site was excavated in the 1920s & 30s. It overlooks the sea & the Tunis lakes. Carthage was founded by the Phoenicians who fought the Romans in the Punic wars which they lost eventually in 146 BC. The city then had a population of about 100,000 & later, ...

All that's left of Carthage

A travel blog entry by stevelegassick

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A whole bunch of awesome sites, some massive, some barely worth the walk...but all are full of so much history and get the imagination going.

Lots and lots of pictures, as Carthage was the whole point of this trip...

The ruins of the massive Antonin Baths, the Roman bath house by the sea, are awesome.
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Back to antiquity

A travel blog entry by tonyhudson

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After a day unwinding and relaxing poolside it's good to be doing some sightseeing. We're going back to antiquity today to see evidence of Tunisia's Phoenician and Roman past as well as a trip to the beautiful town of Sidi Bou Said.

Carthage
Founded by the Phoenicians, Carthage's hillside location enabled it to dominate the Gulf of Tunis and the surrounding plain. As the metropolis ...

Tunis Tunisia

A travel blog entry by nietsreuef

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... speaking people who referred to themselves as Canaanites (from Canaan) but called Phoenicians by the Greeks from the word for a purple/red dye which the culture made from a secretion of marine snails. Around 1600 B.C. the Phoenicians invented the 22 letter alphabet, adopted by the Greeks, and later to become the present 24 character Latin/Roman alphabet.

Within 200 years of its founding, Carthage grew to be ...

Location

This hotel, located on nr Sidi Bou Said, Carthage, is near Carthage Museum.
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