Architectural Lantern Slides of Tunisia

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Architectural Lantern Slides

Description

Lantern slides created in Tunisia under its French colonial occupation during the late 19th or early 20th century. Image subjects include ruined amphitheaters, gates, and mosaics. These lantern slides were intended for use in architectural pedagogy.

Creator

G. Massiot & cie

Subject

Ruins

Theaters

Palaces

Temples

Architecture

Spatial Coverage

Tūnis

Carthage

Dougga

Tunisia

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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    Several groups of public cisterns built in the 2nd century CE by the Roman governor of Africa.

    Carthage is a famed ancient city on the Gulf of Tunis; center of a powerful state that conquered Sardinia, Malta, and Balearic Islands in the 6th century BCE. After battling Rome in the 100-year Punic Wars was ruined by Rome in 146 BCE, but rebuilt as a Roman city (under Augustus, beginning 29 BCE). Later rebuilt by Vandals (under Justinian), ruined by Arabs in 698 and deserted. The first civilizat…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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