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Carthage's Military Harbor
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This harbor  at Carthage was set aside  for military craft only. It was circular in shape with a round island in the center to provide  more dock space and perhaps for fortifications.  A channel connected the harbor to the Mediterranean Sea and a second channel led to the commercial harbor.

Until the time of the Second Punic War, the Carthaginian navy virtually  controlled the Mediterranean and protected its far flung commercial activities.  The fleet was virtually destroyed during the Second Punic War and after that time, Carthage's  military prowess rapidly declined. The photo also shows a residential district of modern day Carthage.