Honaine

Honaine

Honaine is a town and commune in Tlemcen Province, Algeria. The ancient history of the city dates back to the Phoenician period, and then expanded in the Roman era and was called "Gypsaria". The city witnessed the height of its prosperity during the Almohad era between the 12th and 13th centuries AD, as it was an impenetrable fortress and a major port for trade across the Mediterranean between Europe and North Africa.

Site Information

Country: Algeria

District: Tlemcen Province

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: First Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Phoenician

Later Cultures: Numidian + Roman + Islamic

Site Features: Mixed Monuments


UNESCO Tentative List

Part of: Nedroma and the Trara

Date of Submission: 2002

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