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Carthage: a lost civilisation

Tyre fell in 332 BC to the armies of Alexander the Great, and its citizens were massacred. Some escaped the wrath of
Alexander’s army by bribery or stealth or luck, fled to North Africa and founded Carthage, in what is now Tunisia.

Most people have never heard of it. Some don’t know where it is. Few know how long it lasted. And even fewer understand its contributions to the world, such as the invention of glass and the use of stars to navigate ships.

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