Classical Antiquities of Algeria: A Selective Guide [Paperback]

Jean-Marie Blas de Roblès(Author); Claude Sintes(Author); Philip Kenrick(Author)

ISBN: 9781900971546 | Published by: Society for Libyan Studies | Year of Publication: 2019 | Language: English 328p, H8.3 x W5.1,
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Classical Antiquities of Algeria


Algeria is a large country, rich in visual remains of its long and complex history. The monuments of the Roman period are particularly impressive. This is partly because they are well-preserved, but also because the French, who colonized the region in the nineteenth century and ruled it until 1962, carried out extensive excavations and restorations.

Algeria is not yet in the grip of the mass tourism which is engulfing better known destinations; now is therefore the time to explore its beautiful landscapes and rich cultural heritage. The Roman sites rank among the most impressive anywhere in the Mediterranean and represent an important aspect of the nation’s past. This guidebook will take you to all the sites, with an historical introduction, a detailed gazetteer of the principal museums and Roman sites and lavish provision of maps, plans and photographs.

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