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M’zab Valley (World Heritage)

M’zab Valley (World Heritage)

The world heritage includes the five fortified oasis settlements founded in the 11th century in the valley of M’zab, where the Mozabites of the Ibadite community, a strict form of Islam, still live today. The center of the valley is Gharda├»a, once the center of the Trans-Saharan trade. Valley of M’zab: Facts Official title: Valley of M’zab Cultural monument The place of residence of the Beni M’Zab, Mozabites, for whom the Koran comprehensively determines their faith and everyday life; Pentapolis…

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Roman Ruins of Timgad (World Heritage)

Roman Ruins of Timgad (World Heritage)

The veterans settlement, laid out like a checkerboard by the Romans, was buried under sand for centuries. The remains such as thermal baths, library, Trajan’s Arch and amphitheater illustrate the typical Roman city architecture in North Africa around 100 AD. Roman ruins of Timgad: facts Official title: Roman ruins of Timgad Cultural monument City complex of Colonia Marciana Trajana Thamugadi on a chessboard ground plan with an original size of 367×325 m, preserved under sand drifts for centuries, with buildings…

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