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A Sfax Reader

Pre-historic

5000 BC

Sfax during the Capsian era

Punic

800 - 200 BC

Sfax under the influence of Carthage

Roman

200 BC - 300 AD

Taparura and Thyna

Byzantine

300 - 700 AD

The Christian Influence

Islamic / Medieval

700 - 1600 AD

Medieval Sfax

Husseinid Dynasty

1700s

Sfax under the Beys

Nineteenth Century

1800s

Decline of the Barbary Corsairs

The French Invasion

July 1881

The Taking of Sfax

Protectorate

1881 - 1956

Sfax under the French Protectorate

World War II

1942 - 1943

The Bombardment of Sfax

1956 Independence

1956 - 2000

Bourguiba and beyond

Today

2008

Modern Sfax, and the Future