Yep, city of trade, most of slaves, until recently.
Unless I'm wrong.
Mostly for tourists, locals living now in air conditioned homes a bit further.
Might have been slave trade in Roman times and during the European Colonial era; in Roman times they at least freed their slaves based on certain criteria but those tended to get segregated to the Levant. Roman slavery had a 'way different basis for enslaving the conquered than colonials had for enslaving black people.

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