Facts in brief:
Founded by Carthaginians; was important naval base during First Punic War (mid-3rd cen. BC); later ceded to Rome; conquered by Vandals 440 AD, Saracens in 1077, & later by the Normans who made it part of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies.
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