Historic sites in Algeria that should be on your bucket list

cover-phto_crop_640x380.jpgAlgeria is an independent state in the north of Africa. The capital, Algiers, located in the far north is the most populous city. With an area of 2,381,741 square, Algeria is the tenth largest country in the world and the world’s largest Arab country.

It is known to have hosted many empires and dynasties, including ancient Roman Empire, Vandals, Spaniards, Ottomans and the French colonial empire. Berbers are the indigenous inhabitants of Algeria.

Apart from its size and natural resources, Algeria is typically a desert-filled country with most of the world’s amazing tourist sites.

The Ruins Of Djemila

The Ruins Of Djemila

The ruins of Djemila is located in North Algeria. The place was established in between 96 to 98 AD during the rule of emperor Nerva in Rome. This city known to be a sprawling Roman City was occupied until the sixth century. It however suffered heavy devastation during the Arab invasion. The city was subsequently abandoned in the 8th century.

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The Martyrs’ Memorial of Algeria

The Martyrs’ Memorial of Algeria

Unique in itself, the memorial is formed by three separate bent elements meeting at the top. These three elements represent three palm leaves each standing for a soldier. Standing at 302 feet high and erected in 1982, the edifice is dedicated to the memory of the Algerian War of Independence.The freedom movement and war made it possible for the country to achieve freedom from France.

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Mausoleum of Royal Family of Mauritania

Mausoleum of Royal Family of Mauritania

The last resting place of Berber King Juba 2 and Queen Cleopatra Selene 2, these historic sites are located on a road between the town of cherchill and Algiers, the capital of Algeria. If you are interested in historic relics that are non-Roman in Algeria, then you can visit the Roman Ruins of Tipa and the tomb of the royal family of Mauritania.

Tipasa Archaeological Park
Tipasa Archaeological Park

Tipasa Archaeological Park

Containing different types of ruins from Rome as well as other occupations mostly Mauritanian, this UNESCO world heritage site is called the Archaeological Park. Historians say that Tiapas is a site where multiple cultures converged in ancient time. It was a port before Roman rule. The ruins here can be dated back from 2nd century BC to 6th century AD. The notable ruins include ruins of residences, remains of columns of Roman time. There are some ruins that belong to Mauritanian rulers also and site is situated in western Algeria.

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The Ruins Of Timgad

The Ruins Of Timgad

The historic site was primarily used as a military base in Algeria. Another UNESCO world heritage site. It was established in the first century AD during the rule of emperor Trajan. Now the arch of Trajan is one of the spectacular ruins of the site. Besides, there are ruins like residences, theater, baths, library and churches from later times.

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