topics: olives, economy, Carthage, HISTORY, Phoenicians, Punic Wars, architecture, hammams (baths); jump to dispatch

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At 6:00 PM
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Sunrise (local): 6:33 a.m.
Sunset (local): 5:34 p.m.
87°F sunny
Traveled Since Yesterday
25 mi / 40 km

572 mi / 921 km
Lat: 36° 50' 05" N
Lon: 10° 13' 03" E
Elev: 0 ft / 0 m

Fast Facts

Where We Are: Tunis click to visit the World Heritage City page click to view a map
Where We're Staying: Mongi's house
Places We Visited: Ruins of Carthage (museum, Punic port, Antonine Baths, Tophet), Center for Arab and Mediterranean Music, and a hammam ("Turkish bath")
Featured Site: Carthage click to visit the World Heritage Site page click to view a photograph
Person of the Day: Phoenician Princess Elyssa Dido
What We Ate:
Food of the Day: olives!
Breakfast: pastries
Lunch: bread and cheese
Dinner: spaghetti and fried rice, with pomegranate for desert
Olive Count: 561
Word of the Day: Alhamdeleelah click to hear an audio clip means "I hope that you have eaten well" in Arabic.
Tech Fact of the Day: The Roman alphabet forms the basis for all of the Romance languages (can you figure out which ones they are?), but if the Punic wars had ended with the Carthaginians the victors, we might all be using the Phoenician 22-letter alphabet. click to view a photograph
Flat Count: 2
Broken Spoke Count: 7
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