Thursday, November 8, 2012

Algeria TN Unesco cards

All of these have been sent by Paula. I already have 2 of theses sites, Tipasa and Mzab Valley.

Photo by Yves Jalabert
This is the madrasah of Algiers Casbah.  The Casbah is specifically the citadel of Algiers in Algeria and the traditional quarter clustered around it.
The Casbah of Algiers is founded on the ruins of old Icosium. It was a small city which, built on a hill, goes down towards the sea, divided in two: the High city and the Low city. - in: wikipedia

 Photo by PhR61
Timgad was a Roman colonial town in the Aurès Mountains of Algeria, founded by the Emperor Trajan around AD 100. The full name of the town was Colonia Marciana Ulpia Traiana Thamugadi. Trajan commemorated the city after his mother Marcia, father Marcus Ulpius Traianus and his eldest sister Ulpia Marciana.
Timgad was inscribed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982. - in: wikipedia
Photo by Keith Miller
Tipasa is a Berber-speaking town on the coast of Algeria, capital of the Tipasa province. The modern town, founded in 1857, is remarkable chiefly for its sandy beach, and ancient ruins. - in: wikipedia

Photo by wikipedia
 Beni Hammad Fort, also called Al Qal'a of Beni Hammad (Arabic: قلعة بني حماد‎) is a ruined, fortified palatine city in Algeria. It served as the first capital of the Hammadid dynasty. It is located in the mountains northeast of M'Sila, at an elevation of 1,418 meters, and receives abundant water from the surrounding mountains. Beni Hammad Fort is near the town of Maadid (aka Maadhid), about 225 km southeast of Algiers, in the Maghreb.
In 1980, it was inscribed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, and described as "an authentic picture of a fortified Muslim city". - in: wikipedia

The Mzab is a region of the northern Sahara. The Mzab Valley was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982, as an intact example of traditional human habitat perfectly adapted to the environment. - in: wikipedia

Tassili n'Ajjer is a mountain range in the Algerian section of the Sahara Desert.
The range is also noted for its prehistoric rock art and other ancient archaeological sites, dating from Neolithic times when the local climate was more moist, with savannah rather than desert. - in: wikipedia

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