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La Malga Cisterns
- La Malga Cisterns
- Alt Name:
- Citernes de La Malga
- Ancient Rome
- Northern Africa
- 100AD - 199AD
- Carthage Roman Theatre and Odeon, Byrsa Hill,
about La Malga Cisterns
La Malga Cisterns are vast ancient storage tanks used to supply water to the ancient city of Carthage.
An aqueduct system - the Zaghouan Aqueduct - that ran for over 100km brought water to the ancient metropolis and the Malga Cisterns were used to store that water and then run it through to the city and to supply the Antonine Baths.
Converted for other uses - such as stable blocks - after the fall of Rome, the Malga Cisterns have survived remarkably well and are certainly one of the more interesting Roman sites to explore.
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Address: Citernes de La Malga, Carthage, Tunis
Phone: +21 671 730 036 (museum)
La Malga Cisterns can be found off Route La Goulette, opposite the Roman Amphitheatre. The nearest TGM station is Carthage-Hannibal, though the site is almost 2km from the station.
The sites within the Carthage Archaeological site are open daily from 8.30am to 5pm (7pm May to mid-Sept). Admission costs around TD9 and includes access to a number of the ancient sites.
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