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Byrsa Hill

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Byrsa Hill

The city of Carthage was based around Byrsa Hill, and this hill was its spiritual center. In Punic times it housed a temple to the Carthaginian god Eschmoun. The Romans destroyed most of the Punic structures, levelled the top and created a wide space where the forum and the Capitol were located. Here stood temples and squares, a library and a basilica. Everything was destroyed after the fall of Rome, but some ruins remained that archaeologists have used to work out the design and size of the buildings. From the top of the hill you can get a magnificent view.

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