The port of ancient Carthage. The Roman control began with the victory in the 3rd Punic War in 146 BCE. This truly would have been worth living to see....One of the strongest city-states in the world at that time.
The ancestry of the Roman alphabet from Kemetic (Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs) to Semetic (early Hebrew) to Phoenician to Greek. (J, U, and W were late additions to the Roman alphabet.) The Ancient Egyptian name for their own writing system was "Metu Neter" - meaning divine speech. "Hieroglyphs" is a Greek word - "hieros" means "sacred", "glyph" means writing.