Djémila (1982)

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Situated 900 m above sea-level, Djémila, or Cuicul, with its forum, temples, basilicas, triumphal arches and houses, is an interesting example of Roman town planning adapted to a mountain location. 

Algeria 1930. Semi postal stamp. Ruins at Djemila.

Algeria 1969. Roman ruins of Djémila.

Algeria 1968. Hunting Scene at Djemila.

While the ruin area in itself is not one of the largest, it is often well preserved, and the adjoining museum, is virutally packed with excellent mosaics,- mosaics that so often else have been transported to national museums far away. The city was abandoned in the 5th century. Excavations began in 1909. 

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Other World Heritage Sites in Algeria (on this website). Eventually refer to the UNESCO-listing, Algeria-section, for further information on the individual properties. 

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