Course Description

Course Name

Ancient North Africa: The Archeology and Art History of the Other Side of the Mediterranean

Session: VRMS3120

Hours & Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


This course discusses the material remains of North Africa from Morocco to Libya and from the foundation of Carthage around 800 BC until the conquest of the same city by the Arabs in 698 AD. Special attention will be paid to the cultural interactions of native and foreign populations that shaped its identity: Numidians, Phoenicians, Romans, Berbers, Vandals, Byzantines and Arabs. Major themes that will be treated are: religion, economy, urban culture, art and architecture and the administration of the territory.

*Course content subject to change