And of course there was the empire of Carthage, a North African commercial hub that was recognized as a rival to ancient Rome. Carthage started in the. of. Well, you can’t, really, but you can read about. Scholars from Italy and the U.S. have created Rome Reborn, a 3D model of the ancient city that’s rivals anything Rockstar has ever come up with. The project took some 10 years to….