In ancient Rome, in the fetus, there were two Latin name - malum punicum and malum granatum. The first literally means "Punic apple", Carthaginians Romans called the Phoenicians, who moved from Asia Minor to North Africa in the XII-VII centuries BC. e. and founded a number of colonies: Carthage, Utica, Leptis Magna and others. At that time it was believed that the best pomegranates grow it in Carthage. The second name, which literally means "grainy apple"