I'm fascinated by the Great Cothon of Carthage, but when I try to learn more about it online, there's surprisingly little information. Everyone has physical descriptions of the size and shape, but what I'm looking for is information about when it was built and by whom, as well as whether it was developed in phases and expansions vs being built in its full scope during the original construction.
Can anyone shed any light about the development of the Great Cothon?
The best date I have for the founding of Carthage is some time in the 800s BC, which leaves a margin of over 600 years before a description from 200 BC would be written, so I'm wondering if anyone has a more precise date than that.
Large construction projects are often associated with a particular ruler, so I'm wondering who that might be.
Circular harbors may be harder to expand than others, but they're certainly able to be renovated, destroyed, rebuilt, or reinforced from wood to brick to stone, for example. I'm wondering if any of that happened.