Punic Town of Kerkuane and its Necropolis

Local nameكركوان
LocationNabeul Governorate, Tunisia

Kerkouane or Kerkuane is the site of an ancient Punic city in north-eastern Tunisia, near Cape Bon. This Phoenician city was probably abandoned during the First Punic War and, as a result, was not rebuilt by the Romans. It had existed for almost 400 years.

Excavations of the town have revealed ruins and coins from the 4th and 3rd centuries BCE. Around the site where the layout is clearly visible, many houses still show their walls, and the coloured clay on the facades is often still visible. The houses were built to a standard plan, in accordance with a sophisticated notion of town planning.

Tags Archaeological SiteUNESCOHeritage
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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kerkouane

UNESCO Website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/332

Address Tunisia

Coordinates 36°56'45.212" N 11°5'57.006" E

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