MEDRACEN (إيمدغاسن)

On the way to Timgad, we made a short stop at The mausoleum of Medracen (entrance 80 DZD). It is located 25 kilometers north of Batna in northeastern Algeria. It is a beautiful massive conical structure set on top of a 20-meter-high drum that is nearly 60 meters in diameter. An entrance corridor leads to the mortuary chamber, which almost certainly belonged to a Numidian king. As one of the very few Numidian monuments preserved in the world, this mausoleum has enormous historic value.