National Geographic : 1924 Apr
ANCIENT CARTAGE 395 LOOKING EAST, TOWARD THE MINARET OF SIDI-BOU-SAI'D The foreground is a cement surface for catching rain water, probably much the same sort of rain-catcher that was used in ancient Carthage before Hadrian completed the Zaghouan Aqueduct. According to Moslem tradition, Saint Louis (Louis IX of France) before his death embraced Islamism and took the name of Bou Said. Photographs by Maynard Owen Williams CISTERNS OI LA MALGA, PROBABLY DATING FROM TIE PUNIC PERIOD These cisterns, open to the sky, were at first used for rain water, but when Hadrian built the 8o-mile aqueduct from Zaghouan they served the Romans as storage tanks. Now they are used as storehouses and dwellings by the miserable inhabitants of the village.