Many slaves were taken away from their homes and
brought to Shimoni Slave Caves. It was a hidden part of this
important harbor city. People could be "stored" here like common
goods. Additionally it was easy to control them and prevent any
Slave Caves was a massive natural underground area where slaves were
kept right before being shipped away. Some of them were chained
to the walls. These shackles are still visible in various parts of
the underground prison. From here they were sent to slave ships and carried away to distant ships.
Shimoni Slaves Caves were used until 19th century when slave trade
was outlawed by international treaties.