Tunis and Carthage, Tunisia

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Photos taken by David Stanley on a visit to Tunis and Carthage, Tunisia.

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The Hand of Fatima, a protective sign popular in the Islamic world, appears on tiled panels sold at ceramic shops in Nabeul, Tunisia. Fatima, daughter of the Prophet Muhammad, is loved by all Muslims. Ceramic Shop, Hand Of Fatima, Carthage, Islamic World, Prophet Muhammad, Shops, Daughter, Kids Rugs, Sign

The Hand of Fatima, a protective sign popular in the Islamic world, appears on tiled panels sold at ceramic shops in Nabeul, Tunisia. Fatima, daughter of the Prophet Muhammad, is loved by all Muslims.

Founded by the Phoenicians in the century BC, ancient Kerkouane contained residences complete with individual bath tubs. The city was destroyed by the Romans in the century BC and never rebuilt. Great Thinkers, Phoenician, Carthage, Iron Age, Bath Tubs, Romans, Greece, Europe, City

Founded by the Phoenicians in the 6th century BC, ancient Kerkouane contained residences complete with individual bath tubs. The city was destroyed by the Romans in the 3rd century BC and never rebuilt.

Italy is just 150 kilometers across the Strait of Sicily from the Tunisian coast at Kerkouane. Cape Bon looms in the background. Carthage, Sicily, Cape, Outdoor, Mantle, Outdoors, Cabo, Cartago, Outdoor Games

Italy is just 150 kilometers across the Strait of Sicily from the Tunisian coast at Kerkouane. Cape Bon looms in the background.

The foundations of century BC shops and houses can be seen in the Hannibal district adjoining the Carthage National Museum near Tunis, Tunisia. Carthage, National Museum, Shops, Houses, Ancient Art, History, Architecture, Homes, Tents

The foundations of 2nd century BC shops and houses can be seen in the Hannibal district adjoining the Carthage National Museum near Tunis, Tunisia.

An elegant 18th century pavilion called La Koubba in Parc du Belvédère provides good views of Tunis, Tunisia. Carthage, Mansions, House Styles, Home Decor, Park, Mansion Houses, Homemade Home Decor, Villas, Cartago

An elegant 18th century pavilion called La Koubba in Parc du Belvédère provides good views of Tunis, Tunisia.

Tunisian artist Ismail Ben Fredj poses before one of his works at La Maison des Arts in Parc du Belvédère, Tunis. Inspirational Pics, Carthage, Poses, Frame, Home Decor, Park, House, Figure Poses, Homemade Home Decor

Tunisian artist Ismail Ben Fredj poses before one of his works at La Maison des Arts in Parc du Belvédère, Tunis.

A century AD mosaic in the Musée National du Bardo in Tunis, Tunisia, depicts the Latin poet Virgil flanked by two muses. This is the only mosaic depiction of Virgil which has come down to us from antiquity. Carthage, Has Gone, Poet, Mosaic, Antiques, Painting, Antiquities, Mosaics, Paintings

A 3rd century AD mosaic in the Musée National du Bardo in Tunis, Tunisia, depicts the Latin poet Virgil flanked by two muses. This is the only mosaic depiction of Virgil which has come down to us from antiquity.

The Musée National du Bardo in Tunis has been Tunisia's premier museum since its opening in An expansion in doubled the museum's size. Carthage, Has Gone, The Expanse, Museum, Cartago, Museums

The Musée National du Bardo in Tunis has been Tunisia's premier museum since its opening in 1888. An expansion in 2009-2012 doubled the museum's size.

This small cafe on Rue Sidi Ben Arous in the Tunis medina is popular among Tunisian locals. Carthage, Small Cafe, Baby Strollers, Popular, Beautiful, Baby Prams, Small Coffee Shop, Most Popular, Cartago

This small cafe on Rue Sidi Ben Arous in the Tunis medina is popular among Tunisian locals.

The Fort De Kelibia was originally built by the Byzantines but much expanded by the Ottomans in the century. It dominates a town dating back to Punic and Roman times. Carthage, Mauritius, Ottomans, 16th Century, Terrace, Roman, Dating, Times, Mansions

The Fort De Kelibia was originally built by the Byzantines but much expanded by the Ottomans in the 16th century. It dominates a town dating back to Punic and Roman times.

Cobblestone streets connecting whitewashed houses with blue shutters and doors are trademarks of Sidi Bou Said near Tunis, Tunisia. Trendy cafes and art galleries flourish here. Sidi Bou Said, Blue Shutters, Carthage, Small Towns, Travel Inspiration, Art Gallery, Mansions, Architecture, Flourish

Cobblestone streets connecting whitewashed houses with blue shutters and doors are trademarks of Sidi Bou Said near Tunis, Tunisia. Trendy cafes and art galleries flourish here.

A couple strolls along the bank of the ancient Punic port of Carthage near Tunis, Tunisia. Carthage, Couple, Cartago, Couples

A couple strolls along the bank of the ancient Punic port of Carthage near Tunis, Tunisia.

The seaside Thermes d'Antonin at Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia, were among the largest in the Roman Empire. One of the eight columns once used to support the vaulted roof has been restored. 7 Continents, Roman Empire, Monument Valley, Seaside, Mount Rushmore, Places To Visit, Africa, Mountains, Travel

The seaside Thermes d'Antonin at Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia, were among the largest in the Roman Empire. One of the eight 15-meter columns once used to support the vaulted roof has been restored.

The Carthage National Museum occupies the the seminary of the colonial-era Cathédrale Saint Louis on the site of ancient Carthage near Tunis, Tunisia. Carthage, North Africa, National Museum, St Louis, Morocco, Colonial, Egypt, Taj Mahal, Tourism

The Carthage National Museum occupies the the seminary of the colonial-era Cathédrale Saint Louis on the site of ancient Carthage near Tunis, Tunisia.

A lion enjoys the afternoon sun at the Tunis Zoo in Parc du Belvédère in Tunis, Tunisia. Carthage, Lion, Animals, Leo, Animais, Lions, Animales, Animaux, Cartago

A lion enjoys the afternoon sun at the Tunis Zoo in Parc du Belvédère in Tunis, Tunisia.

This century AD Roman mosaic of a gigantic lion between stalks of millet is in the Musée National du Bardo in Tunis, Tunisia. Ancient Rome, Ancient Art, Ancient History, Mosaic Animals, Byzantine Art, Lion Art, Roman History, Roman Art, Historical Art

This 3rd century AD Roman mosaic of a gigantic lion between stalks of millet is in the Musée National du Bardo in Tunis, Tunisia.