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Carthage was by far a stronger sea power than Rome for centuries. From trade over the Mediterranean waves, created the wealth of Carthage.

The ancient port of Carthage was buily in two sections: A rectangular shaped port for trade ships and a circular one for warships. In this photo the remains of the circular shaped port is seen. Port was not natural, rather it was completely man-made. In the middle was an island where a lot of port structures were placed.Island was surrounded by a 100 meter wide canal shaped like a perfect circle. The island was 130 metres in diametre was both the quay, and the dock where repairs were done. Even if this structure appears small, it was big enough for up to 220 slim ships at one time.

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