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Punic Town of Kerkuane and its Necropolis

CountryTunisia
Date of Inscription1985
CategoryCultural Sites
UNESCOhttp://whc.unesco.org/en/list/332

This Phoenician city was probably abandoned during the First Punic War (c. 250 B.C.) and as a result was not rebuilt by the Romans. The remains constitute the only example of a Phoenicio-Punic city to have survived. The houses were built to a standard plan in accordance with a sophisticated notion of town planning.

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Capital: Tunis
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Language: Arabic, French
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