Sites & cities that bear the name of Utica


Today in : Tunisia
First trace of activity : 1,101 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 6th century C.E
Recorded names : ˁAtiq, ʿtq, 𐤏𐤕𐤒, ʿtg, 𐤏𐤕𐤂‬, ˁatiq, Old Town, עתיק, ˁuttayqah, عُتَيقة, Utique

Description : Utica () was an ancient Phoenician and Carthaginian city located near the outflow of the Medjerda River into the Mediterranean, between Carthage in the south and Hippo Diarrhytus (present-day Bizerte) in the north. It is traditionally considered to be the first colony to have been founded by the Phoenicians in North Africa. After Carthage's loss to Rome in the Punic Wars, Utica was an important Roman colony for seven centuries. Today, Utica no longer exists, and its remains are located in Bizerte Governorate in Tunisia – not on the coast where it once lay, but further inland because deforestation and agriculture upriver led to massive erosion and the Medjerda River silted over its original mouth.

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