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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    Image of the facade of the summer palace of the Dey of Algiers in Algieria.

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    Image of the winter palace of the Governor of Algiers, Africa.

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    Image of the winter palace of the Governor of Algiers, Africa .

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    From the time of the synod of Carthage in 256 there was a Christian community and a bishop in Thevestis. Funeral epitaphs attest to Vandal occupation in the second half of the 5th century. After the Byzantine reconquest of North Africa in 533, however, the town gained in military importance and became a marketing centre. The Christian complex that was established (ca. 400) in a pagan necropolis to the north of the town walls is the most impressive surviving example of Early Christian architec…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    The Mosque of Suk-er-Rezel, built ca. 1690, now transformed into a cathedral, and called Notre-Dame des Sept Douleurs, the seat of the bishop in Constantine. (entry from the 1911 Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica).

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    Founded by Trajan in AD 100 as a colony for army veterans, the Colonia Marciana Traiana Thamugadi, and built by soldiers stationed at Lambaesis. Although its plan is overwhelmingly military, there is little doubt that Thamugadi was intended to be a town, not a military base. Its square shape comprises a grid of 111 blocks, each 20 sq. m; most were subdivided into properties for the individual settlers, while a good number were given over to public buildings. Following a Byzantine period, it w…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The forum was placed more or less centrally, where the main north-south street met the main east-west street. The square (50 x 43 m) was surrounded by shops, a public lavatory, the judicial basilica, a temple dedicated to Trajan and his military victories and, in the north-east corner, the so-called Maison des Jardinières.

    Founded by Trajan in AD 100 as a colony for army veterans, the Colonia Marciana Traiana Thamugadi, and built by soldiers stationed at Lambaesis. Although its plan is overw…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The capitolium (or Capitoline Temple), a magnificent temple to Jupiter, Juno and Minerva (begun ca 160 CE), was built on a high podium to the south-west of the town. It has approximately the same dimensions as the Pantheon in Rome.

    Founded by Trajan in AD 100 as a colony for army veterans, the Colonia Marciana Traiana Thamugadi, and built by soldiers stationed at Lambaesis. Although its plan is overwhelmingly military, there is little doubt that Thamugadi was intended to be a town, not a mil…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    During the reign of Caracalla in the 3rd century, Cuicul’s administrators took down some of the old ramparts and constructed a new forum. The arch dates from 216 CE.

    A colony founded by the Roman emperor Nerva in a mountainous area 80 km west of Constantine. The original inhabitants were Roman veterans, and it was later settled by families from Carthage and other African towns. It has been the site of a Christian community from the mid-3rd century CE. The ruins are designated a World Her…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The library probably dates from the 4th century CE.

    Founded by Trajan in AD 100 as a colony for army veterans, the Colonia Marciana Traiana Thamugadi, and built by soldiers stationed at Lambaesis. Although its plan is overwhelmingly military, there is little doubt that Thamugadi was intended to be a town, not a military base. Its square shape comprises a grid of 111 blocks, each 20 sq. m; most were subdivided into properties for the individual settlers, while a good number were given over to…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    Founded by Trajan in AD 100 as a colony for army veterans, the Colonia Marciana Traiana Thamugadi, and built by soldiers stationed at Lambaesis. Although its plan is overwhelmingly military, there is little doubt that Thamugadi was intended to be a town, not a military base. Its square shape comprises a grid of 111 blocks, each 20 sq. m; most were subdivided into properties for the individual settlers, while a good number were given over to public buildings. Following a Byzantine period, it w…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    Beyond the Timgad arch, to the right, lay the temple of the genius of the colony. “Genio Coloniae Thamug,” found on an inscription on an altar. It had an irregularly shaped court with a colonnade containing statues of a number of gods. In ancient Roman religion, the genius was the individual instance of a general divine nature that is present in every individual person, place or thing (Genius loci applied to places).

    Founded by Trajan in AD 100 as a colony for army veterans, th…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01