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What happened to the ancient Port of Pompeii?

Ancient ships escaping erupting volcano

PortandTerminal.com, November 16, 2020 Much has been discovered about the ancient city of Pompeii but surprisingly little about its port, including its precise location HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – While speaking with Jessica Venner, a doctoral researcher at the University of Birmingham in England, the question of Pompeii’s port came up. Venner reminded us that the ancient Roman city of Pompeii …

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The Port at Carthage

PortandTerminal.com, November 1, 2019 TUNIS, TUNISIA – Founded by a seafaring people known as the Phoenicians in 814 BCE, the ancient city of Carthage, located in modern-day Tunis in Tunisia, was a major centre of trade and influence in the western Mediterranean. Ancient Carthage occupied a strategic position on the Mediterranean’s key maritime trade routes The empire extended over much of the coast …

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