22 May 2016

Carthago (Tunisia)

Carthage was one of the largest cities of the Roman Empire, with a peak population of ca. 500.000. The remains are located about 10 kms east of the city of Tunis.

The inner harbour of Carthage consisted of a square basin of 500 x 200 meters used for merchants ships and a round inland basin with a diameter of 300 meters for the navy. The two basins were connected by a canal. There was also an outer harbour protected by moles with large docks. In the middle of the naval harbour was a round island with a diameter of 130 meters.

The navicularii from Carthago took large quantities of grain to Rome and had an office on the Piazzale delle Corporazioni in Ostia (statio 18).

Si vous appréciez notre travail?

Soutenez-nous avec une donation.

articles & projets récents

Une interview sur la datation des murs en briques (Anglais)

Une interview sur la datation des murs en briques (Anglais)

An average visitor might wonder how you determine that date..........

Lire la suite...

Une ville portuaire au bout du monde (Anglais)

Une ville portuaire au bout du monde (Anglais)

 

Then a promontory rises in the sea in the shape of a great horn...........

Lire la suite...

Luna (Anglais)

Luna  (Anglais)

By moonlight the ships departed from Portus Lunae...........

Lire la suite...

FORUM IULII (Fréjus) (Anglais)

FORUM IULII (Fréjus) (Anglais)

Many quotations have been handed down from antiquity that refer to the ancient name of Fréjus; Forum Iulii ...........

Lire la suite...

marbre espagnol (Anglais)

marbre espagnol (Anglais)

Very soon after her construction Italica developed into a prosperous city with a harbour for the import and export of all kinds of goods including minerals and…..marble....

Lire la suite...
Actualités

About Roman Ports

Amor and PsycheWe are committed to providing versions of our articles and interviews in several languages, but our first language is English.

Please become a member of the Facebook group, which is our main communication platform. There you can learn about upcoming events and items of interest, post your own photos, or share any stories or general questions you may have.

If you have specific questions about our organisation, questions about financial issues, if you would like to assist in the production of our online magazine, or if you have specific requests or ideas for content, use our contactform below. You can contact us in any language!