Beni Hammad Fort

Beni Hammad Fort

Beni Hammad Fort, also called Al Qal'a of Beni Hammad is a fortified palatine city located in the Hodna Mountains northeast of M'Sila, Algeria. The fortress was built in 1007 AD by Hammad ibn Buluggin and became later the first capital of the Hammadid dynasty in 1017 AD. Beni Hammad Fort was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980.

Site Information

Country: Algeria

District: M’Sila Province

Category: Castles and Fortresses

Site History: 11th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Islamic

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Islamic Monuments


World Heritage Site

Official Name: Beni Hammad Fort

Date of Inscription: 1980

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