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 Posted by Simon Laroche
Simon Laroche
, August 27, 2006 at 11:45:56 :: Algeria

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Le nouveau pont suspendu de Beni Haroun entre Jijel et Constantine


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Algeria, Tipasa

 Posted by Simon Laroche
Simon Laroche
, November 02, 2009 at 15:48:33

Location Commune and Wilaya (province) of Tipasa, Algeria
Coordinates N36 32 60 E2 22 60
Type Cultural
Property 52 ha
Date of Inscription 1982

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/193 )

On the shores of the Mediterranean, Tipasa was an ancient Punic trading-post conquered by Rome and turned into a strategic base for the conquest of the kingdoms of Mauritania. It comprises a unique group of Phoenician, Roman, palaeochristian and Byzantine ruins alongside indigenous monuments such as the Kbor er Roumia, the great royal mausoleum of Mauritania.

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Ruins, Tipaza Tomb, Tipaza

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Algeria, Timgad

 Posted by Simon Laroche
Simon Laroche
, November 02, 2009 at 15:36:32

Location Commune of Timgad, Wilaya (province) of Batna, Algeria
Coordinates N35 27 0 E6 37 59.988
Type Cultural
Property 91 ha
Date of Inscription 1982

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/194 )

Timgad lies on the northern slopes of the Aurès mountains and was created ex nihilo as a military colony by the Emperor Trajan in AD 100. With its square enclosure and orthogonal design based on the cardo and decumanus, the two perpendicular routes running through the city, it is an excellent example of Roman town planning.

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Trajan's Arch, Timgad

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Algeria, Tassili n'Ajjer

 Posted by Simon Laroche
Simon Laroche
, November 02, 2009 at 15:23:58

Location Wilayas (provinces) of Illizi and Tamanghasset, Algeria
Coordinates N25 30 0 E9 0 0
Type Mixed
Property 7,200,000 ha
Date of Inscription 1982

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/179 )

Located in a strange lunar landscape of great geological interest, this site has one of the most important groupings of prehistoric cave art in the world. More than 15,000 drawings and engravings record the climatic changes, the animal migrations and the evolution of human life on the edge of the Sahara from 6000 BC to the first centuries of the present era. The geological formations are of outstanding scenic interest, with eroded sandstones forming ‘forests of rock’.

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Tassili n'Ajjer

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Algeria, M'Zab Valley

 Posted by Simon Laroche
Simon Laroche
, November 01, 2009 at 15:10:40

Location Wilaya (province) of Ghardaïa, Algeria
Coordinates N32 28 59.988 E3 40 59.988
Type Cultural
Date of Inscription 1982

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/188 )

A traditional human habitat, created in the 10th century by the Ibadites around their five ksour (fortified cities), has been preserved intact in the M’Zab valley. Simple, functional and perfectly adapted to the environment, the architecture of M’Zab was designed for community living, while respecting the structure of the family. It is a source of inspiration for today’s urban planners.

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M'Zab Valley

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Algeria, Djémila

 Posted by Simon Laroche
Simon Laroche
, November 01, 2009 at 15:00:19

Location Wilaya (province) of Setif, Algeria
Coordinates N36 19 14.016 E5 44 12.012
Type Cultural
Date of Inscription 1982

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/191 )

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.

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Arch, Djemila

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Algeria, Al Qal'a of Beni Hammad

 Posted by Simon Laroche
Simon Laroche
, November 01, 2009 at 14:48:09

Location Commune of Maadid "Bechara", Wilaya (province) of M'Sila, Algeria
Coordinates N35 49 6.384 E4 47 12.624
Type Cultural
Date of Inscription 1980

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/102 )

In a mountainous site of extraordinary beauty, the ruins of the first capital of the Hammadid emirs, founded in 1007 and demolished in 1152, provide an authentic picture of a fortified Muslim city. The mosque, whose prayer room has 13 aisles with eight bays, is one of the largest in Algeria.

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Al Qal'a of Beni Hammad

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Algeria, Kasbah of Algiers

 Posted by Simon Laroche
Simon Laroche
, May 26, 2009 at 06:14:42

Location Algiers, Algeria
Coordinates 36°47′0″N 3°3′37″E
Type Cultural
Property 60 ha
Date of Inscription 1992

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/565 )

The Kasbah is a unique kind of medina, or Islamic city. It stands in one of the finest coastal sites on the Mediterranean, overlooking the islands where a Carthaginian trading-post was established in the 4th century BC. There are the remains of the citadel, old mosques and Ottoman-style palaces as well as the remains of a traditional urban structure associated with a deep-rooted sense of community.

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Kasbah of Algiers Kasbah

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