In the Spring of 146 BC the besieging Roman army launched it's final assault upon the city of Carthage.
The desperate citizens held out in the citadel above city for six days, while below them Carthage burned. The defenders offered fierce resistance in the tall buildings and narrow lanes, fighting from house to house, rooftop to rooftop in a fierce fight for survival.
Here we see such an assault taking place as desperate Carthaginians prepare to repulse the Romans as they throw down planks to cross the rooftops.
On the seventh day, the citadel surrendered. 50,000 citizens were taken into slavery and the ruins of Carthage were razed.
From: Osprey Publishing's, Warrior 150- Carthaginian Warrior 264-146 BC
EDITION: 50 signed giclée prints.
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