Fall of Civilizations - 17. Carthage - Empire of the Phoenicians

Buried beneath the city streets of the Tunisian capital of Tunis, an ancient city lies forgotten...


In this episode, we look at one of the most dramatic stories to come down to us from the ancient world: the rise and fall of the empire of Carthage. Find out how this city rose out of the Phoenician states of the Eastern Mediterranean, and set out on voyages of discovery and settlement that put them at the centre of the ancient world. And hear how the city of Carthage was destroyed, and its memory nearly wiped from the earth.


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Written and produced by Paul Cooper

Sound engineering by Alexey Sibikin


3D recreations of Carthage by Faber-Courtial



Original music by Pavlos Kapralos:  


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Title theme: Home At Last by John Bartmann https://johnbartmann.com/


Sass Hoory: percussion

Lelu Blesa: vocals

Anastasia Papadopoulou: vocals

June Filetti: oboe

Pavlos Kapralos: oud, vocals, flutes, instrument sampling and editing


Voice actors:


Michael Hajiantonis

Lachlan Lucas

Alexandra Boulton

Simon Jackson

Tom Marshall-Lee

Chris Harvey

Nick Denton

Paul Casselle


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