Timgad

Timgad

Timgad, also called Thamugas or Thamugadi, was a Roman colonial city located in the Aures Mountains of Algeria. It was founded by the Emperor Trajan around 100 AD. The ruins are noteworthy for representing one of the best extant examples of the grid plan as used in Roman town planning. Timgad was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982.

Site Information

Country: Algeria

District: Batna Province

Site History: 1st Century AD

Oldest Culture: Roman

Later Cultures: Roman

Site Features: Roman Monuments

World Heritage Site

Official Name: Timgad

Date of Inscription: 1982

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