The Traineeship I assisted consisted in field work helping the District of tunis Archaeological staff on the restoration and maintenance work at the Archaeological Site of Carthage
, protected by Unesco Heritage Program for Historic Monuments since 1985
Carthage was founded in the 9th century B.C. on the Gulf of Tunis. From the 6th century onwards, it developed into a great trading empire covering much of the Mediterranean and was home to a brilliant civilization. In the course of the long Punic wars, Carthage occupied territories belonging to Rome, which finally destroyed its rival in 146 B.C. A second ? Roman ? Carthage was then established on the ruins of the first.