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Algeria’s Heritage

Algeria ‘s Heritage is full of gripping sites, culture-preserving monuments, beautiful historical remains of ancient cities and their surprising architecture. Some of the cities are still inhabited and they showcase a blend of organized settlement and absorbing spots. Algeria’s Islamic religion itself contributes to forming its cultural and historical heritage. Here is a description some of the most wonderful Algeria’s Heritage sites.

Al Qal’a of Beni Hammad
Al Qal’a of Beni Hammad contains the ruins of the historical city of Hammadid, along with enthralling scenery spread across the magnificent mountainous range. Observing closely, one can find the relics of ancient mosque, enormous in size and well structured, giving the proof of Muslim inhabitation and insight into their social existence and way of life. This city tops the list of the world Heritage sites of Algeria.

Djemila, also addressed by its ancient name, Cuicil, is famous for the splendid Roman relics packed with well-built houses, sacred temples, arches, basilica, baptistry and everything that adds to its exquisite dusky beauty. They have been safeguarded with utmost care and some mosaics are even used for displays in museums. The city reflects orderly town planning and is a brilliant site for the lovers of antiques.

Tassili n’ Ajjer
Tassili n’ Ajjer is a plateau encompassing the magnificent and wild landscape, located in the northern part of Hoggar Mountains. Its rock paintings, cliffs, deep chasms serve to add an extra charm to the place.

M’zab Valley
M’zab Valley is a place conventionally built but represents a perfectly structured architecture, which is a very useful reference point for town planning. The structure is well organized and gives a sense of well-being and order that promotes a happy family. It is one of the most amazing sites that also contain the hustle and bustle of city life.

Kasbah of Algiers
The Kasbah of Algiers is surrounded by the serene coastal area and packed with antiques such as palaces, mosques, citadels, giving a sense of Islamic existence. It also contains the traces of good community living that must have existed in the past.

It contains a family of Roman, Byzantine and Phoenician relics, scattered along the Mediterranean coast. It also has primitive monuments that add to its brilliance. Emperor Trajan built it in AD 100, especially for military purposes. Its design had been inspired by the primitive designs of decumanus and cardo.

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