Cherchell

Cherchell

Cherchell, ancient Caesarea, is a seaport town in the Province of Tipaza, Algeria. The city was founded as a Phoenician settlement around 400 BC to serve as a trading station and named the city Iol or Jol. In the Roman era the city was called Caesarea.

Site Information

Country: Algeria

District: Tipaza Province

Site History: First Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Phoenician

Later Cultures: Numidian + Roman

Site Features: Roman Monuments

UNESCO Tentative List

Part of: Sites, Augustinian places and routes the central Maghreb

Date of Submission: 2002

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