Rank: Top 1000
Wonder Type: Cultural
This Phoenician city was probably abandoned during the First Punic War (c. 250 B.C.) and as a result was not rebuilt by the Romans. The remains constitute the only example of a Phoenicio-Punic city to have survived. The houses were built to a standard plan in accordance with a sophisticated notion of town planning.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Kerkuane", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.