Spring Complex in Thubursicum, Algeria

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Carole Raddato
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published on 10 February 2023
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The Spring Complex in Thubursicum Numidarum (modern Khamissa in Algeria) is a monumental sanctuary with two water basins built to celebrate a spring regarded in antiquity to have been the source of the Bagradas River, which flows into the Mediterranean sea in Tunisia, between Utica and Carthage. On the north side of the Spring Complex was a colonnaded courtyard with a central temple containing a statue of Neptune (now in the Roman Theatre of Guelma).

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2023, February 10). Spring Complex in Thubursicum, Algeria. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/17040/spring-complex-in-thubursicum-algeria/

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Raddato, Carole. "Spring Complex in Thubursicum, Algeria." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 10 Feb 2023. Web. 20 Feb 2024.

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