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Lamta

Lemta historically Leptiminus is a town in Tunisia with a history going back over 3,000 years.

History

The history of the town starts in the 13th century b.c.e. with the founding attributed to Phoenician sailors.[1]

Leptiminus, as it was called, became an ancient port city in Tunisia that flourished under Roman rule in the time of the empire. Hannibal, following the second Punic War, disembarked here on his return from Italy.

Today

The growing town, now a textile production center, hosts several excavation sites currently under Tunisian, American, and Canadian direction.

References

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