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Left in Ruins
Photograph by Robert Clark

On the highest hill in Carthage, once the most powerful Phoenician colony in North Africa, the doorway of a house opens perpetually seaward. When this lofty neighborhood was built around 200 B.C., Carthage had been fighting Rome for control of the western Mediterranean for several decades. Their conflict, known as the Punic Wars, ended when Rome burned Carthage to the ground in 146 B.C. and crushed the last great center of Phoenician culture under the weight of its empire.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Canon EOS-1V
Film Type: Fuji Provia 100f
Lens: 16-35 mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/125 @ f/11
Weather Conditions: Cloudy
Time of Day: Afternoon
Lighting Techniques: Strobe on ruins in foreground to highlight the marks of fire that remain


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