Monuments and sites scattered all over the country are vestiges of past civilizations; one such civilization dates back several thousand-years and left numerous traces of prehistoric life. The Tassili rock drawings and engravings reflect the wealth and creativity of a civilization that had settled in the Hoggar Mountains in the middle of the Sahara desert thousands of years ago.

Seven Algerian monuments and sites are now part of UNESCO’s World Heritage

Tassili n’Ajjer Wilaya of Tamanrasset and Illizi: This site is home to one of the most important groupings of prehistoric cave art in the world. More than 15,000 drawings and engravings record the climatic changes, animal migrations and evolution of human life on the edge of the Sahara from 6,000 B.C. to the first centuries of the present era.
Djemila Wilaya of Sétif: Situated 900 metres above sea-level, Djemila, or Cuicul, with its forum, temples, basilicas, triumphal arches and houses, is an interesting example of Roman town planningadapted to a mountain location.  

M’Zab Valley Wilaya of Ghardaïa: A traditional human habitat created in the 10th century by the Ibadites around their five ksour (fortified cities), has been preserved intact in the M’Zab valley. Simple, functional and perfectly adapted to the environment, the architecture of M’Zab was designed for community living while conforming to the structure of the family. It is a source of inspiration for today’s urban planners.

 
Al Qal’a of Beni Hammad, Wilaya of M’Sila, Commune of Maadid “Bechara”: In a mountainous site of extraordinary beauty, the ruins of the first capital of the Hammadid emirs, founded in 1007 and demolished in 1152, provide an authentic picture of a fortified Muslim city. The mosque, whose prayer room has 13 aisles with eight bays, is one of the largest in Algeria.  
Kasbah of Algiers: The Kasbah is a unique kind of medina or Islamic city. It stands in one of the finest coastal sites on the Mediterranean where a Carthaginian trading-post was established in the 4th century B.C. The Kasbah contains the remains of the citadel, old mosques and palaces as well as the vestiges of a traditional urban structure associated with a deep-rooted sense of community.  
Timgad, Wilaya of Batna: Timgad lies on the northern slopes of the Aurès Mountains and was created as a military colony by the Emperor Trajan in A.D. 100. With its square enclosure and orthogonal design based on the cardo and decumanus, the two perpendicular routes running through the city, it is an excellent example of Roman town planning.  

Tipasa, Wilaya of Tipasa: On the shores of the Mediterranean, Tipasa was an ancient Punic trading post conquered by Rome and turned into a strategic base for the conquest of the kingdoms of Mauretania. It comprises a unique group of Phoenician, Roman, Paleo-Christian and Byzantine ruinsalongside indigenous monuments such as the Kbor er Roumia, the great royal mausoleum of Mauretania, sometimes known as the “tomb of the Christian woman”.

 

 





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