Dido married Acerbas her uncle who as priest of Heracles—that is, Melqart—was second in power to King Pygmalion.
Acerbas (Sicharbas, Zacherbas) can be equated with the Zikarbaal king of Byblos mentioned in the Egyptian Tale of Wenamon.
Timaeus made Carchedon's wife Elissa the sister of King Pygmalion of Tyre.
Archaeological evidence of settlement on the site of Carthage before the last quarter of the 8th century BC has yet to be found.
(This event is commemorated in modern mathematics: The "isoperimetric problem" of enclosing the maximum area within a fixed boundary is often called the "Dido Problem" in modern calculus of variations.) That would become their new home.