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HISTORIAR app allows you to live through history and to watch it unfold in front of you within Carthage. This experience is for you to understand the importance of Carthage in ancient history.

In the map The Punic Port and the Carthage's Circus.

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THE PUNIC HARBOR

The Punic Port of Carthage is a historical monument that still stands as a witness to Carthage's importance in the Mediterranean. It covers an area of 7 hectares and is bordered by quays and slaughterhouses. It is considered as:

  • A trading Hub for Carthaginian, Roman, Greek, and other Mediterranean goods;
  • A Military base where warships used to moor;
  • A Place of celebration for the people of Carthage where many festivities used to take place during sailing seasons

It had moorings for over 220 boats and it harbored Carthage’s largest military fleet. This ancient monument was built on the belief that Carthage was the only power that was able to rival Rome and to stand strong against Roman invasions.

The Port was one of the many locations which Rome attempted to take over, eventually succeeding in 146 B.C. after the third Punic war and the fall of Punic Carthage.

Warship Boat Quary

The boat career, a place where the boats mainly consist of quinquérèmes and heptères were mooring. These docks protected the construction of boats from deep waters. They are opposite the admiralty house and are located precisely on the inner side of the circular port.

The Hellenistic Era Warship

The first thing you notice when you enter the port is a vast circular shape that represents the center of the port.

This type of harbor is called the Cothon, which was a famous architectural structure in the Empire of Carthage.

The House of the Admiralty

The admiralty house had direct access to the port area. It was visible from both the entrance to the city and the entrance from the sea.

It was centrally located to monitor the moored ships and the various movements of the port.

Marvel At

Carthage Circus

One of the biggest racetracks in north Africa during the Roman era. Around 470 m length and 30 m in width. It can hold 45,000 spectators.

This circus was classified as the second biggest racetrack in the Mediteranean sea just after the Maximus circus in Rome (one third of Rome’s Circus Maximus).

The actual site is surrounded with construction and is a controversial matter for the Tunisian authority and UNESCO [Read More].

The Circus

Located in Carthage, the circus was one of the largest racetracks in North Africa during the Roman era. Measuring approximately 470 m in length and 30 m in width, it can accommodate up to 45,000 spectators. It represents a third of the Maximus circus in Rome.

One of the biggest racetracks in north Africa, Carthage during the Roman era. Around 470 m length and 30 m in width. It can hold 45,000 spectators. This circus was classified as the second biggest racetrack in the Mediterraneansea just after the Maximus circus in Rome (one third of Rome’s Circus Maximus). The actual site is surrounded with construction and is a controversial matter for the Tunisian authority and UNESCO.