Carthago - Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, special exhibition, Leiden, the Netherlands
Carthage was founded by the Phoenicians around the ninth century BC. About two thousand years ago, after it was captured by the Romans, it grew to become the third-largest city in the Roman Empire, after Rome and Alexandria. Carthage was on the coast of present-day Tunisia. For centuries, it was one of the most legendary centres of trade and navigation in the ancient world.

Never before has there been such a large exhibition about Carthage in the Netherlands. This major survey was possible thanks to highlights on loan from Tunisian museums, the Louvre, the British Museum, and other institutions. The objects were presented in the Mediterranean setting of the ancient port and the city ruins, which can still be found on the Tunisian coast.

The National Museum of Antiquities brings archaeology and the ancient world to life. At the museum, everyone can discover the age-old civilizations of Egypt, the Classical World, the ancient Near East, and the Netherlands – in prehistoric, Roman, and medieval times.
The National Museum of Antiquities has some 180,000 objects in its collection, divided into four areas: Egypt,
Classical Antiquity (Greeks, Romans, and Etruscans),
the Ancient Near East, and the Netherlands (prehistory, the Roman period, and the Middle Ages).
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