The emporium of Akragas

In ancient times, the term emporium referred to wholesale trading centres located mainly on the coast.
The one in Agrigento was located at the mouth of the Akragas river and it was here that the numerous trade exchanges between the Akragantine and other Mediterranean populations took place. Sources tell us that merchant ships came and went from the emporium of Agrigento, guaranteeing trade mainly with Carthage and Greece.