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    zhouyaya is offline Senior Member
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    The ruins of Timgad in Algeria are an impressive set of ancient Roman remains and rank among the best such ruins in North Africa.





    Founded by the Emperor Trajan in 100 AD, the settlement of Timgad, then known as Thamugas, was probably a base for the Third Augustan Legion.





    Timgad was both a military colony and an incentive to the African people to serve in the Roman army, as anybody who did so for twenty-five years would have a home in the base. An interesting point to note about the ruins of Timgad is that all of the homes built there were similar in size, a sign of equality amongst Rome's citizens.





    The original settlement was a perfect square, spanning an area measuring 355 square metres. Timgad continued to grow throughout the second century and reached its zenith during the reign of Septimius Severus, from which most of the current buildings date.





    Much of Timgad was damaged in the fifth century and, despite a brief Byzantine revival of the settlement under Justinian, it was finally destroyed during the seventh century Arab invasion and abandoned by the eighth century.





    Today, the vast ruins of Timgad are a well preserved UNESCO World Heritage site. Amongst other things, visitors can view the remains of a stunning second century Trajan arch, a 3,500-capacity theatre, a forum and a series of fourteen bath complexes. There is even a library and the remains of temples and churches, the latter demonstrating the later prominent Christian presence in Timgad.





    The ruins of Timgad have been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1982.
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    Thanks for providing me information. Nice Post.

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    Timgad is a part of history of Roman. Timgad was a Roman colonial town in the Aurès Mountains of Algeria. The full name of the town was Colonia Marciana Ulpia Traiana Thamugadi.
    This colony is buillet by the Emperor Trajan around AD 100. Its a Roman military colony which provide accommodation for 15,000. Whatever happened at this site before AD 100 is of little consequence.
    If you are history then it's a perfect place to get some thing more about Roman past.

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    It’s a great post about Timgad. I have not visit this place before but now I must go there with one of my clients after my boston niagara falls tour. Can anyone tell me about the cheap resorts of this place to stay over there?

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    Ash, I have not enough information about its resorts because I have been there many years ago and stayed at "Hotel Residence Le." It is one of the famous and oldest hotels of this region. We have been there only for a night and really enjoyed during our stay.

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    I never been there but I heard about it through my Uncle. He told me that is the most beautiful town of Algeria. I want to go there once in coming months.

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    You are uncle right say about this destination. I like to say that it is a really nice destination for travelling point of view. I have been visiting there at once in my life. I say surly Algeria is a really nice Country in North Africa. I want to go there once again in my life. It has many interesting points.

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    Algeria is a really nice destination all over the world. I have visited this place when I was free from my exams. During this we have explored many attractions such as
    Jardin d'Essai du Hamma
    Notre Dame d'Afrique
    M'zab
    Great Mosque of Algiers
    Which you have visited there?

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    I have never explored this place in my life. In fact, I have no idea about this place yet. I come to know about this place through this thread. al of you shared information about Timgad which is really nice. after reading your posts, I have a plan to explore his place in next month with my family. Can anyone share some images and accommodation names of this places.

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    Hery is offline Banned
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    Why not dude here I am going to share some images and hotel names of Algeria with all of you.


    Accommodations
    Hilton Alger  
    Praia Dourada  
    Hotel Porto Santo & Spa  
    Pestana Colombos Premium Club All Inclusive  
    I hope this will be useful for you.

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