Friday, November 25, 2022

Timgad Algeria Roman Ruins


Timgad is one of the best examples of roman city planning with a grid layout. These ruins are fairly big with the city originally designed for 15,000 people.

Timgad is a 2 hour drive from Constantine. Along the way is Madghacen or Medracen or Medghassen or Madghis. It's a royal mausoleum-temple of the Berber Numidian Kings from between 300 and 200 BC. Unfortunately, the mausoleum has become "the victim of major 'repair work' without respect for the value of the monument and its authenticity." There's another one like this in Tipaza. That one looks more interesting without as much mismatched repairs.


well worn streets with ancient cart tracks


another museum full of mosaics recovered from the ruins

the museum has many huge wall layouts

Driving back to Constantine

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