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The Commercial Harbor at Carthage
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The 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.