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2,000 years ago, at the height of the Roman Empire, Meninx was an important port off the coast of North Africa, with trading ties to Italy Spain, Greece, Asia Minor, and Egypt. It apparently enjoyed great wealth from trading textiles dyed with purple from the native snails.
As announced by the Ludwig Maximilians Universitat Munchen, using magnetometer surveys, a joint German-Tunisian team has completed a mapping of the city of Meninx. The study was led by archaeologists Stefan Ritter, of LMU, and Sami Ben Tahar, of Institut National du Patrimoine, Tunis. Following their maps, they were able to complete preliminary excavations of business and residential buildings, as well as temples and shrines.
LMU - Munich - Release
Read the LMU Munich release here.
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