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Timgad, Batna

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Though it feels like the middle of nowhere, the World Heritage Site of Timgad presents one of the most precisely planned settlements ever to exist. Today, mostly foundations remain of Emperor Trajan's 1st-century CE military colony, punctuated by several columns and arches. Walk around the site to find out just how much planning went into the town, with every house having a specific size and enough space left for walking between the buildings. Next to the entrance of the town, a museum displays hundreds of mosaics found here. Other than private residences, the town also included baths, a villa, a square, a church, and much more. To visit Timgad on your trip to Batna, use our Batna trip itinerary planning tool .
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  • Built by the "retired" Legionnaires, a Roman city with all its organization, from theatre to Vespasian without forgetting the library, one of the only two classified as a world heritage, a city that sends you back to another civilization! Perfectly preserved by the local authorities, we cross a museum where jewels, statues, daily objects and frescoes are exhibited before entering the city. For safety, and fear of kidnapping, tourist coaches are accompanied by the police, as are also the individual tourists told us our guide! 60 dinars the entry is about 0.50 euros!!!!
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  • The roman ruins of Timgad are superb and the site is quite large. The grid pattern of the old the city remains intact. The surrounding landscape is marred by the modern town. Still it is an amazing pl...  more »
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