Day 4, Carthge
The Commercial Harbor at Carthage
harbor was constructed
during the 3rd century B.C. and consisted of two large man-made ponds
connected by a narrow channel. Each harbor also had a narrow
outlet to the Mediterranean Sea. The photo shows part the
connecting channel and the harbor for
commercial boat traffic.
In its heyday, Carthage was a major
sea trading center. Its ships plied not only the Mediterranean
but also ventured out into the Atlantic going as far as England to
trade for tin, the Canary Islands and down the coast of Africa as far
as present day
Nigeria. At one time, Carthage
monopolized the world tin trade and thereby the manufacture of bronze.
Today, nothing remains of this commercial traffic.