For those with an interest in ancient history this area is well known. The capital of the empire that challenged Rome. Founded around 814 BC by the Phoenicians as a western outpost it eventually grew into the captial of their empire and the people became know as Carthaginians. After 3 major wars with Rome, Carthage finally fell to the Romasn in 146BC. By 44BC the Romans themselves built a grand city on the site. With the dall of the Romans the ancient glory faded and turned to ruins. Today though it is a leafy green affluent suburb of the Tunisian capital Tunis.