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Carthāgo Nova

Καρχηδών, Νέα). The modern Carthagena; an important town on the east coast of Hispania Tarraconensis, founded by the Carthaginians under Hasdrubal, B.C. 243, and subsequently conquered and colonized by the Romans. It is situated on a promontory running out into the sea, and possesses one of the finest harbours in the world. At the entrance was a small island known as Scombraria, famous for the fish-sauce made from the scombri or mackerel caught here. See Garum.

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