Journey through North Africa
1. Where will you start? Carthage, once a formidable naval power founded by Phoenician colonists, now exists as a Roman province since the defeat of the Carthaginian Empire in the 2nd century BCE during the Third Punic War. Roman Carthage is one of the largest settlements in the province and is an epicenter of crafting, raw materials, and trade in the Roman empire. Lixus was also initially a Phoenician colony under the control of Carthage but came under Roman rule at the end of the Punic Wars. The region is known for its production of wine, olive oil, and garum, making it a major post for maritime trade.