Sétif

Sétif

Sétif is a city located in eastern Algeria and the capital of its eponymous province. The city is distinguished by its ancient history, as it was part of the Phoenician world in the 1st millennium BC, then became part of the Berber kingdom of Numidia, and in the Roman era it became the capital of Mauretania Sitifensis Roman province, all the way to the era of the Islamic conquests in the Maghreb, where the city acquired an Islamic architectural character.

Site Information

Country: Algeria

District: Setif Province

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: 2nd Century BC

Oldest Culture: Numidian

Later Cultures: Roman + Byzantine + Islamic

Site Features: Mixed Monuments


UNESCO Tentative List

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

Date of Submission: 2002

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