The Carthaginian and Roman city of Lixus in Morocco is located in the northern part of the country, next to the coastal city of Larache. It was founded by the Phoenicians in the 7th century BC and grew up under Carthage. The Romans succeeded each other, who brought the city to its peak around the year 50. The Muslims, who arrived in Morocco in 680, destroyed the city, but some Berber families remained there. There were archaeological campaigns between 1948 and 1969.