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1. When (according to mainstream historians, such as Timeus) was Carthage founded?
2. The Phoenician name for Carthage was Qart Hadasht. What does this mean?
3. What was the name of the most important god of the people who founded Carthage?
4. Carthage was founded by Phoenicians. Of what origin was this people?
5. From which Phoenician city did the colonists which founded Carthage come?
6. This woman, daughter of king Mutto and wife of high-priest Akerbas, decided to flee her homeland when her grasping brother, Pygmalion, killed her husband. Who was she?
7. On the way to the founding site, the Carthaginians-to-be made a first stop in an island, where the Great Priest of Juno welcomed them, offering to go with them, on the sole condition that the priests of Carthage should only come from his family. What was this island?
8. Finally, our colonists arrive. They choose their colony site on a peninsula, separated by the mainland by an isthmus. The site was 30 km south of an earlier Phoenician trading post. What was the name of the latter?
9. Here comes an interesting part of the legend, concerning the Phoenician commercial abilities. The natives feared a massive invasion by Phoenicians, so were skeptical about the colonists settling there. So, the queen came up with a master plan. On the pretext that they were just looking for a place to rest, she asked the natives to sell them only as much land an ox's skin could encompass. The natives agreed, and then the queen ordered the skin to be cut into thin strips, and the settlers were able to buy a whole hill. What was the name of this hill?
10. This dynasty supplied Carthage with kings, beginning with the 6th century BC.
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