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.
Carthage is a suburb of Tunis, Tunisia. It was the centre of the Carthaginian Empire in antiquity. The city has existed for nearly years, developing from a Phoenician colony of the millennium BC into the capital of an ancient empire.