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an ancient city state on the north African coast near modern Tunis

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It was one of the lowlights of studying Livy's history of the Carthaginian wars with the headmaster:
It is reported that Alexander the Great introduced the practice to Egypt and Carthage, and the Romans are reported to have possibly learned it from the Carthaginians.
This identification has since been challenged, not least on the basis of the potential bias of the classical authors who accuse the Phoenicians, and especially Carthaginians, of child sacrifice; revisionist scholars have also appealed to the rarity of infant burials in 'normal' Punic cemeteries as evidence that the tophets were dedicated cemeteries or sanctuaries for children who died of natural causes (Benichou-Safar 1985, 1982; Moscati 1987; Ribichini 1987; for an account of the debate in historical perspective, see Amadasi Guzzo 2007-2008:347-51).
They have been attributed to Vikings, Phoenicians, Native Americans, Carthaginians, Portuguese and even Chinese.
Weird World of Wonders tracks the rise and fall of Rome - from its legendary founding by twins Romulus and Remus to its faltering last days in the fifth century AD - taking in along the way the various wars with the Carthaginians and the Gauls, its invasions and occupations, its culture and less cultural aspects, such as slavery and sacrifice.
For example, he asserts that the classical descriptions of the method of crossing the elephants over the Rhone River (ferrying them on rafts with at least some jumping off partway across) seems to assume the Carthaginians had limited knowledge of elephants, which they did not.
Romans defeated the Carthaginians and ultimately controlled the entire Mediterranean.
The Romans left 15,000 in Carthage, and the Carthaginians were able to evict this force using the skills of Spartan general Xanthippus, who reorganized the infantry and combined them with war elephants and Numidian cavalry.
Conflict in the "Dark Continent" is as old as mankind--which originated there but was largely unrecorded until the hieroglyphics about the Valley of the Nile and then the writings about the northern littoral of the Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, the sweep of Islam, and the Ottoman Empire.
Nestled in the south of the region, this beautiful city - whose old town has five hills similar to the ones on which the ancient city of Rome was built - was founded by the Carthaginians where it got its name.
A variation of the banana-eating joke appears in Carthaginians.
Our results show that some children were sacrificed, but they contradict the conclusion that Carthaginians were a brutal bunch who regularly sacrificed their own children," he added.
His topics include the imaginative unity of Sons of Ulster, the diversity of the homosexual temperament in Innocence and Gates of Gold, and gender and intertexualilty in Carthaginians and Someone Who'll Watch Over Me.
The truth was that this salting business made us no better than the Carthaginians.
Back around 200BC, the Carthaginians dominated the Mediterranean.