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The talks at tunes

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Tunes was then a small town about eighteen kilometres south-west of Carthage, on the western shore of the lagoon now called the Lake of Tunis. On its other, inland side lay another lake, now the salt marsh Sebkhet Sijoumi. One and a half kilometres north of the town rose high ground, today's Parc du Belvedere, the start of a narrow range of hills, the Jebel Naheli, running north for thirteen kilometres almost to the coast west of Carthage's peninsula. The Belvedere heights were a logical place for the army to camp on and around, no doubt in a well-spread-out encampment which on its south-eastern side reached the lake shore. The troops at Tunes were yet to put forward the details of their claims. Then they demanded reimbursement for 'the horses that had died', a pointer to the status and influence of the cavalrymen in the army.

Keywords: Carthage; cavalrymen; Jebel Naheli; Parc du Belvedere; Sebkhet Sijoumi; Tunes



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