DIGS

Carthage (Tunisia)

May 1 - June 26, 2022
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Exploring Christian Carthage

Join the excavations of Carthage’s famous circular monument, while focusing on practical archaeological training. The circular monument integrates a very outstanding and unique architectural center complex of the archaeological zone of Carthage that was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1979. The circular monument is located a short distance from the Roman theater, on the hill of the Odeon, dominating the maritime plain of Carthage, configuring an outstanding religious complex of Christian worship that integrates an unpublished basilica yet to be discovered and investigated.

The circular monument has been partially excavated in several campaigns. The building was built in the late fourth century C.E. and it is supposed that it could have been a complex of martyrdom, with highly revered relics, and that perhaps it was dedicated to Saint Cyprian. Between the fifth and seventh centuries, it underwent several renovations. Later it was abandoned and its space was used as a funerary burial place. The architectural plan bears similarities to the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem, the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, and has even been compared to the Church of Saint Constance in Rome.

Details

Geographic Location

Carthage, Northern Tunisia

Dates of the Dig

May 1 - June 26, 2022

Minimum Stay

2 Weeks

Application Due

Friday, June 1, 2022

Accommodations

Cost

$2300 per session.

Directors

Fernando Contreras Rodrigo: Sanisera Archaeology Institute

Contact

Fernando Contreras Rodrigo
[email protected]

Phone: +34 608894650

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