Sunday, 8 April 2012

Djémila, Algeria

I thought I'd throw in an older postcard for a change.. I received this as an official back in 2009, and it's one of the only (if not the only one?!) written and stamped postcards I've ever received from Algeria. ...and it's a Unesco site as well!


Djémila is a mountain village in Algeria, near the northern coast east of Algiers, where some of the best preserved Berbero-Roman ruins in North Africa are found. It is situated in the region bordering the Constantinois and Petite Kabylie (Basse Kabylie).

In 1982, Djémila became a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its unique adaptation of Roman architecture to a mountain environment. Significant buildings in Djémila include a theatre, two fora, temples, basilicas, arches, streets, and houses. The exceptionally well preserved ruins surround the forum of the Harsh, a large paved square with an entry marked by a majestic arch.


agi said...

what a great card to receive have a nice collection here on the blog :)

Anu said...

It was quite a surprise! I haven't had any from Algeria since then.

..and thank you! It's so nice to see you here, too! :)