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Punic walls in Cartagena

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Punic walls in Cartagena
Punic walls in Cartagena | Photo: VIATOR IMPERI / Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license

In Cartagena (south-eastern Spain) there are remains of the Punic walls of Cartagena, which date back to the 3rd century BCE. Scientists have found traces of fire, which proves that a battle and probably looting really took place here.

The walls protected the city (called Qart Hadasht by the Carthaginians) from the Romans during the Second Punic War (218-201 BCE). Finally, however, in 209 BCE Scipio Africanus captured the city and renamed it Carthago Nova.

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