Tenes

Tenes

Tenes is an Algerian town located about west of the capital Algiers. The site was an ancient Amazighs town which has existed since the 8th century BC. It was called Kartenas at that time. It was first a Berber and then a Phoenician town, then it was dominated by the Romans. In the last years of the 1st century BC, it was called Cartennae colonia or simply Cartennas by emperor Augustus. The Romans occupied the city for about five centuries..

Site Information

Country: Algeria

District: Chlef Province

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: First Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Amazighs

Later Cultures: Phoenician + Roman + 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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