Smorgasbord Reblog- Posts from Your Archives – Mingling with Romans and Carthaginians by Darlene Foster

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Welcome to another post from the archives of Darlene Foster. As these posts are mainly photographic, I am going to share a few images with you and then the link to head over and read the rest of the post on Darlene’s blog.. Well worth the trip I assure you.

Mingling with Romans and Carthaginians by Darlene Foster

The steady beat of drums, the swift march of soldiers, animal-skin clad barbarians, painted faces, colourful shields, standard bearers, gladiator sandals, dancing maidens, priests, soothsayers and elegant senators. We find ourselves in the midst of the Romans and Carthaginians Festival, just forty minutes from where we live. This spectacle is held every year to celebrate the vibrant history of the strategic port city of Cartagena.

Cartagena has more than 2000 years of history. The Romans and Carthaginians Festival is a remembrance of the second Punic War, beginning with the foundation of Qart…

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