The Founding of Carthage (Week 25 History Essay)

Carthage was founded in 814 BC and is located on the coast of North Africa. It was said to be founded by the Phoenician Queen Elissa, better known as Dido. According to legend, she talked to the people of North Africa to give her a land. She then began building the civilization of Carthage.

Carthage eventually became one of the most prosperous trading cities in the ancient world.