Merouana

Merouana

Merouana, ancient Lamasba, is a city in Batna Province, Algeria. The city's founding date back to the era of the Romans in 127 AD when it was called Lamasba. It was a fortress which was damaged by Vandals. It was rebuilt by Byzantines and become a military area for Byzantines military retirees. The fortress was destroyed in the era of Ottoman Empire, then it was re-established as a military base.

Site Information

Country: Algeria

District: Batna Province

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: 1st Century AD

Oldest Culture: Roman

Later Cultures: Roman + Byzantine + Islamic

Site Features: Mixed Monuments


UNESCO Tentative List

Part of: Aures park oasis with Rhoufi Gorge and El Kantara

Date of Submission: 2002

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