Market and Byzantine Fortress of Madauros, Algeria

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Carole Raddato
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Madauros was a Numidian city ruled successively by African kings Syphax (r. c. 215-203 BCE) and Massinissa (r. 202-148 BCE). It became an important Roman colony in the Flavian period, and one of its notable residents was the Platonist philosopher and rhetorician Lucius Apuleius (c. 124 to after 170 CE). The ruins of Madauros include a circular paved market, a forum with a basilica, and a Byzantine fortress with square corner towers.

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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 23). Market and Byzantine Fortress of Madauros, Algeria. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/17100/market-and-byzantine-fortress-of-madauros-algeria/

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