Carthaginian troops, wearing chain mail (lorica hamata) hauberks. The Romans were the first major proponents of chain mail and during the First Punic War the Carthaginians were treated to a front row demonstration of its protective abilities. They were notably impressed and Hannibal’s African troops often stripped dead Romans for their elaborate hauberks.
The PORT OF ANCIENT CARTHAGE, on the northern coast of AFRICA. The Roman control began with the victory in the Punic War in 146 BCE. This truly would have been worth living to see.One of the strongest city-states in the world at that time.
A map of Phoenicia. This map depicts the borders of ancient Phoenicia, a many of its cities, the most important of which were Tyre, Sidon, and Biblos. The arrangement of cities along the Mediterranean displays the importance of the sea to the Phoenicians.
Tunisia, Carthage, Glass paste punic masks Title: De Agostini Picture Library / G. Dagli Orti Credit: 3rd Century B.C., Tunisia, Carthage, Musee National De Carthage (Archaeological Museum), Phoenician art Artwork-location: Carthage, Musée National De Carthage (Archaeological Museum) Description: (03rd-) Keywords: