Carthage's Military Harbor
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
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.