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“circular port”

Punic Ports & Museum
Reviewed 27 January 2014

not a big place but certainly the best museum if your into the history of ports. situated on the central island situated in the circular Carthaginian military harbour the rectangular commercial port is to the east. Excavated by a British archaeolgical team in the 1980's and opened by Queen Elizabeth II the models of the port are more than interesting check out the tophet 50m to the west

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Reviewed 7 January 2014

The place during sunset has nice atmosphere with the view of the sea, the small lake, the mountain (or hill) and colorful boats docked on the bay. We went here after the visit to the tiny Museum nearby. Check the small display of the models of the proposed port inside the port building.

It's a nice place to chill and watch locals.

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Reviewed 18 December 2013

This really does not look like much, as not a lot has been escalated, but once you learn about how this port was a hidden port….it is so fascinating. The "Museum" is only but a tiny room with replicas of what the port used to look like. As I said, not much to see but totally fascinating to understand the importance of this harbor!

Thank DOHAJO
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Reviewed 9 August 2013 via mobile

This is the place where the history of Carthage came to alive the most for me in Tunis. And that is what I love. History coming to flesh. A marine power, because of this port Carthage became so great as it was.

The museum is small but very interesting and informative with great miniature-reconstructions about the port in Punic and Roman times.

Ps. It seems that in Roman times port there is Hercules standing in the middle of the port:)

Thank Petsku83
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Reviewed 1 July 2013

We visited Punic Ports & Museum after Ruins of Carthage the Museum was very nice, interesting artifacts and well mentained. Fascinating history as well.

Thank Lynn C
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