Constantine

Constantine

Constantine or Kasantina, is the capital of Constantine Province in north-eastern Algeria. The city was originally created by the Phoenicians, who called it Sewa. Later it was renamed Cirta, by the Numidian king Syphax, who turned it into his capital. During Roman times it was renamed Constantina in honor of emperor Constantine the Great.

Site Information

Country: Algeria

District: Constantine Province

Site History: First Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Phoenician

Later Cultures: Numidian + Roman

Site Features: Roman & Islamic Monuments

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