Carpi (Africa)

Carpi was a Roman era , town in the Roman Province of Africa Proconsolare, and has been tentatively identified with ruins at El Mraïssa Henchir-Mraïssa, (or Marsa) on Cape Bon in Tunisia.

Area around Carpi from space (false color)

The El Mraïssa ruins are nearby to Ra's Degbi Marsa, Ras el Fortas and Henchir Bir Jedi. El Mraïssa is also close to where the Oued Oum el Hallalif river enters the Mediterranean Sea.[1]

The Roman city was also the seat of an ancient Christian Bishopric under the leadership of the Bishop of Carthage.[2] The diocese survives today as a titular see of the Roman Catholic Church, and the current bishop is Jorge Enrique Concha Cayuqueo,.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ El Mraïssa at mapcarta.com.
  2. ^ Titular Episcopal See of Carpi at GCatholic.org.