Live Science (and others) reports,
The site of an ancient city called Aüza, the earliest African city of the Phoenician civilization that existed 3,500 years ago, may have been in a different spot than experts have thought, archaeologists report.
Scholars know Aüza existed from written records, but its exact location has never been proven. By studying ancient maps and records, emeritus classics professor Sir John Boardman of the Beazley Archive at Britain’s University of Oxford was able to locate a more likely site for the ancient city, he said.
“This is simply a matter of making a suggestion of where the place is actually to be located on a map,” Boardman told LiveScience. “Too many people have wanted to put it much too far away.”
Where previous historians have thought this outpost was probably far to the west, beyond Carthage in Tunisia (the northernmost country in Africa), Boardman submits that Aüza lies at a site known as Aziris nearer Egypt and Phoenicia, the home base of the Phoenicians centered on modern-day Israel and Lebanon.
Hmmm. There’s more. Give it a read or check out Boardman’s paper, “Where is Aüza?,” Oxford Journal of Archaeology 29:3, 319-321. I will. Well, I will over the weekend.