Timgad, Algeria

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Carole Raddato
published on 27 February 2023

Timgad (Roman Thamugadi) lies on the northern slopes of the Aurès Mountains in present-day Algeria. Emperor Trajan (r. 98-117 CE) founded the city as a military colony in 100 CE. With its square enclosure, orthogonal design, and two main roads, the cardo and the decumanus crossing at right angles through the city, Timgad is a model town planning based on a grid system.

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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 27). Timgad, Algeria. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/17109/timgad-algeria/

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