A TIMELINE OF TUNISIA

By Tim Lambert

Early Tunisia

8,000 BC

People in Tunisia live by hunting and gathering

5,000 BC

People in Tunisia live by farming

1100 BC

The Phoenicians settle and trade in Tunisia

c 480 BC

The Phoenicians found Carthage in Tunisia

263-241 BC

Carthage fights Rome

218-202 BC

Carthage fights Rome again but is defeated

149-143 BC

A third war ends with the destruction of Carthage. However the Romans build a new city of Carthage.

439 AD

Carthage is captured by the Vandals

533 AD

Carthage is captured by the Eastern Roman Empire (the Byzantine Empire)

698

The Arabs take Carthage

909

The Fatimids take power in Tunisia

921

The Fatimids found Mahida

1148

The Normans capture Mahida

1159

The Almohads capture Tunis

1574

The Ottoman Turks capture Tunisia

1655

The English bombard Porto Farina

1705

Hussain Ibn Ali begins the Hussainid dynasty

Modern Tunisia

1881

Tunisia becomes a French protectorate

1956

Tunisia becomes independent

1964

Oil is discovered in Tunisia

1987

Ben Ali becomes leader of Tunisia

2011

After demonstrations Ben Ali is forced to flee Tunisia

2014

A new constitution is adopted

A history of Tunisia

A timeline of Malta

A timeline of Italy

A timeline of France

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