Architectural Lantern Slides of Algeria

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Architectural Lantern Slides

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Lantern slides created in Algeria under its French colonial occupation during the late 19th or early 20th century. These lantern slides were intended for use in architectural pedagogy. Image subjects include Roman ruins and more modern palace and city architecture.

Creator

G. Massiot & cie

Subject

Ruins

Mosques

Architecture

Spatial Coverage

Tipaza

Timgad

Tebessa

Algeria

Guelma

Algiers

Djemila

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

    Image of the facade of the summer palace of the Dey of Algiers in Algiers, Algieria. The palace is an Ottoman era palace, completed in the 16th century.

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

    Dar Hassan Pacha is an 18th-century palace located in the Casbah of Algiers, Algeria. It was built in 1791 and used to belong to Hassan III Pasha. After 1830, it became the winter residence of the Governor of Algiers, and as a consequence, it was completely remodelled in 1839, when the entrance was changed and a new façade was created.

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

    Image of the winter palace of the Governor of Algiers, Africa . This palace was built in 1790/1791 by Hassan Bacha El Khaznadji (Pasha Hassan the Treasurer). After 1830, it became the winter residence of the Governor of Algiers, and as a consequence, it was completely remodelled in 1839, when the entrance was changed and a new façade was created.

    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:

    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
    Description:

    The Souq el-Ghizal, or Souk El Ghezal, or Souk el Rezel, mosque was originally built in 1730 but was enlarged and turned into a cathedral, Notre-Dame des Sept Douleurs, the seat of the bishop in Constantine. The cathedral was converted back into a mosque in 1962, after independence.

    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