Tag - Archeological Site

TIOUT (تيوت)

We have arrived in the late afternoon to the Tiout Oasis, after registration with the local gendarmerie, we have parked behind the gate of Auberge Tiout (1000 DZD / night). The next day the receptionist arranged a local man (1000 DZD / 3 hours) for us, who guided us through the oasis...

TLEMCEN (تلمسان‎)

Nice three lanes highway brought us to the Tlemcen. There were waiting for us helpful friends of friends – Amine and Fethallah, who helped us to find a secure parking location and went with us through long registration at the police station. The next morning, we met again and did great...

CHERCHELL (شرشال)

We have arrived in the late afternoon with Nora and her friends in the small fishing port of Cherchell. We were registered by the police and allowed to stay in the port, but later the army showed up and kicked us out from there. Our new friends tried to help us and they were calling some...

TIPAZA (تيپازة‎)

From busy Algiers we have moved in the small town of Tipaza, bent along a stretch of rocky coastline. Among honeyed beaches, shady pine trees, and gently rolling hills, the sweeping turquoise sea serves as the backdrop for a layered history of golden ruins overlooking the coastal cliff...

DJEMILA (جميلـة)

A local police escort leads us through the great landscape to breathtaking ruins of Djemila. We have parked next to the entrance and rushed to the site. The huge archeological complex contains remains of the ancient Roman town of Cuicul. Tucked into the strikingly beautiful Petite Kabylie...

LAMBÈSE (تازولت)

We made shortstop in Lambèse on the way to Setif. The remains of the Roman town and camp are dominated by a praetorium (commandant’s house) dating from 268, the rest of the archeological site are ruins of two triumphal arches, temples, an aqueduct, an amphitheater, baths, and many private...

TIMGAD (تيمقاد)

Late afternoon, we have finally arrived in Timgad – one of the finest Roman sites listed in UNESCO. Since the Archeological site was just closing, we took a local tasty pea soup and some barbecue (600 DZD) in a nearby fast-food restaurant. We saw, that some police officers have...

SUFETULA (سبيطلة)

After a long drive, we have arrived in Subaytilah. Police did not allow us to park next to the archaeological site of Sbeitla, so we moved 2 kilometers away to hotel parking (parking fee 35 TND, buffet dinner 35 TND, Celtia beer 4,5 TND). In the morning we made a short excursion of the...

DOUGGA (دڨة‎)

We have arrived late at the southwestern edge of the Dougga archeological site. After a short talk with the guard, we were allowed to park here (bakshis 2 TND). Anyway, after an hour the national guard showed up and parked the patrol car (with two soldiers) just in front of our truck for...

BULLA REGIA (بولا ريجيا)

We have visited extraordinary underground villas in the Roman City of Bulla Regia (entrance 8 TND). There was an older lady, local English guide (15 TND / hour), available, so we got the opportunity to get some explanation about the site (better than a book). The town was built in the 5th...