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Acropolium of Carthage

Acropolium of Carthage

Acropolium of Carthage

Acropolium of Carthage (Colline de Byrsa, Carthage) — a.k.a. Saint Louis Cathedral, is an old Roman Catholic cathedral located in Carthage (outskirts of Tunis). The cathedral, proximate to ancient Punic and Roman ruins, was built in 1890 (the early years that Tunisia was a French protectorate). The cathedral was named after France’s King Louis IX, who died from a plague after arriving in Carthage (while participating in the Eighth Crusade against Muslim-dominated Tunis). The cathedral, which underwent restorations in 1995, was later converted into a concert hall where Tunisian and international musical events are held.