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Carthage

Some facts and figures regarding the ancient city of Carthage (somewhere in present-day Tunisia), 814-146 BC, roughly 2,500 years ago:

A population of 500,000 in a relatively small area, making it one of the largest cities in pre-industrial history
Buildings made of stone
Six-storey apartments
Running water and a sewerage system conceptually not very different from ours’ today
An ingeniously […]

24 July 2008 | Ancient history | No Comments